The California State Railroad Museum’s popular excursion railroad — the Sacramento Southern Railroad operates April through September. Train rides include closed coach cars, open-air gondolas and a first-class observation car pulled by vintage diesel locomotives from the Museum’s collection.

The Excursion Train Rides will run every hour on the hour, Saturdays and Sundays from April 4 through September 27, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weather permitting) Departs from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old Sacramento (Front Street, between J and K). Click here to purchase tickets.  

Tuesday train ride tickets are only available in-person on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 10:30 a.m. the day of the train ride at the Sacramento Southern Railroad ticket office. For more information about Train Rides click here.

Tuesday Train Rides are available on the following dates:

  • February 3, 10, 17 & 24;
  • March 3, 10, 17 & 24;
  • April 7, 14, 21 & 28, and May 5.
  • Two train ride times will be available at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on the scheduled Tuesdays when the trains are running.

Regular coach tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for youths (ages 6-17), ages 5 and under ride free. First class El Dorado tickets are $20 per person, $15 for youth (ages 6-17) ages 5 and under ride free. For more information, visit the Railroad Museum website.


Carriage and wagon rides are offered throughout the year in Old Sacramento by private coach operators. Catch a ride on 2nd Street between J and K in front of the Wells Fargo Museum and Old Sacramento Visitors Center. Call ahead to make special arrangements.

Classic Coach

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