Experience California as it was 100 years ago!
With over 50 historic cars on display, 50 minute scenic train rides to ride and 22 acres to explore, the Western Railway Museum is ideal for families and group outings. The Museum features historic railway exhibits, vintage streetcar and interurban train rides, large shaded picnic grounds, Museum Store, library archives, and Depot Cafe.
What to expect when visiting
The Western Railway Museum preserves the electric railroad heritage of Northern California. The 50-minute Interurban train rides will take you down the old Sacramento Northern Railroad, an electric line that once ran between San Francisco, Sacramento & Chico. The 11-mile round trip rolls through the Solano County countryside, with its pristine, unchanged farmland and its views of Mount Diablo and the surrounding Marshlands. Our operating fleet consists of trains dating anywhere from 80 to 110 years old. Trains operate every weekend, as well as select days during the summer.
Walking around the Museum, one will be able to see trains that once ran in San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Napa, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, and many other places across the west. The Museum has several car-house buildings where trains are on display. The open air car-house 1 houses historic streetcars from the local area. Many cars displayed in this building are nearing 100 years old. Car-house 3 is a prized storage building, this indoor display building houses the pride of our collection.
Admission is good all day and covers walking tour days & weekend train rides.
Educator Package: Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas, trip organization, direct experiential opportunities to help better connect the experience with your students and complimentary chaperone ticket. Does not include student ticket.
Student Package: Includes engaging pre and post educational field trip activities, trip organization and student ticket.
Western Railway Museum
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