California State Railroad Museum -- Special “Diesel Days” Activities on Father’s Day Weekend!

Park: California State Railroad Museum

What: Special “Diesel Days” Activities on Father’s Day Weekend!

Where: California State Railroad Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park 
 Excursion trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot
 (On Front Street between J and K Streets) 
When: June 15, 2014

Time: Weekend excursion train rides depart hourly from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Regular train rides*: $10 adults; $5 youths ages 6-17; free for children ages 5 and under
 VIP El Dorado*:  $20 adults; $15 youth; free for children ages 5 and under
 *online bookings include a small per-ticket service fee
For More:916-323-9280, 916-322-8485 (for booking the entire El Dorado for a regularly scheduled train ride) or

On Father’s Day weekend, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are offering very special “Diesel Days” activities with train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad featuring visually-exciting and gracefully-styled diesel locomotives. Plus, on Father’s Day Sunday, the rarely seen Southern Pacific road switcher No. 5208 will be on special display for one day only.  Built in 1948 by Baldwin Locomotive Works and retired in 1969, SP5208 is an early diesel locomotive that represents the major effort of its day to adapt to diesel locomotive construction. Excursion train ride guests will be treated to a six-mile, 45-minute roundtrip excursion along the levees of the Sacramento River. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats and open-air “gondolas” with bench style seating. Excursion train ride tickets are available to book online in advance at or can be purchased in-person starting at 10:30 a.m. the day of the train ride (based on availability) at the Sacramento Southern Railroad ticket office located on Front Street between J and K Streets. Fathers, grandfathers and guests of all ages will enjoy a visit to the Railroad Museum and a relaxing weekend excursion train ride on Father’s Day weekend.

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Event Dates

Sunday, June 15, 2014