All aboard the California State Railroad Museum’s excursion railroad, the Sacramento Southern Railroad! The 2013 operating season officially opens the weekend of April 6-7, with rides continuing every Saturday and Sunday through September 2013. This year marks the 30th consecutive year that the California State Railroad Museum has offered these popular excursion train rides. Since 1984, well over one million guests have been carried aboard the Sacramento Southern Railroad, served by all-volunteer crews fully trained and certified under Federal Railroad Administration regulations.
Excursion trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old Sacramento (located on Front Street between J and K Streets). Departures are on-the-hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.