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Beer tasting for Dads

Looking for something fun, relaxing and educational this summer? A visit to the Western Railway Museum is just the ticket, with expanded summer hours and a special Father’s Day event. A new event Beer Tasting for Dads will be held on Fathers’ Day, Sunday, June 21 from noon-3 p.m. This celebration of fatherhood features train […]

Two events at the Western Railway Museum

Hot on the heels of a busy April that featured wine and wildflowers, the Western Railway Museum is gearing up for two back-to-back events on May 9 and 10. The Western Railway Museum will commemorate National Train Day (aka Amtrak Days) on Saturday, May 9 with a celebration of the Sacramento Northern Railway National Historic […]

See wild flowers from Western Railway’s Scenic Limited train

Mother Nature saw fit to add some spring color to Solano County’s farms and fields this year, despite California’s ongoing drought and you can see them from Western Railway Museum’s Scenic Limited train. “We were quite surprised,” said Kristina March, the museum’s public programs manager. “We always get some flowers in our area, even in […]

Spring trains ready to roll at Western Railway Museum

Warming weather has wine lovers and wildflower watchers looking forward to April. Tickets are now on sale for the annual Scenic Limited and Vintage Comet trains at the Western Railway Museum. Powered completely by clean electricity, both historic trains return in April. The Scenic Limited is an hour-long ride for all ages that focuses on […]

Mrs. Claus rides the Western Railway

The Western Railway Museum presents some special events during December. Meet Mrs. Claus in person at the Western Railway Museum on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. There will be free hot cocoa, hot cider, cookies and story readings for kids. Trains depart at 11 a.m., 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. for a ride through rural […]

Western Railway Museum’s Pumpkin Patch is going

Each Saturday and Sunday from Oct. 11 to 26, the Western Railway Museum presents its annual Pumpkin Patch Festival. Celebrating its 17th year, this classic harvest festival is a highlight of autumn and for many, a family tradition. The museum opens early at 9:30 a.m. The first express train leaves the museum at 10 a.m., […]

Railway Museum announces summer schedule

For those looking for something fun, relaxing and educational this summer, a visit to the Western Railway Museum is a perfect day-trip. Now through Labor Day, the museum expands its operating times and will be open five days each week, Wednesday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The museum will also be open and operating trains […]

Western Railway Museum celebrates arrival of spring

Rain? Drought? Wildflowers? Whatever the weather, the Western Railway Museum’s spring trains, Scenic Limited and Vintage Comet, will once again roll through the California countryside in April. Cookies and lemonade are served in the first class observation car of the Scenic Limited, making it perfect for an afternoon outing. If a sampling of local award-winning […]

Living history leaps into the future with new exhibit

Against the backdrop of powerful wind turbines and a beloved historic railway, visitors are exploring the future of energy and transportation at a new exhibit presented by the Western Railway Museum. Traction Labs, an interactive exhibit highlighting renewable energy solutions, opened in November and has been attracting visitors of all ages from throughout California and […]

Special pumpkin train at Western Railway

Pumpkin Patch Festival Returns to the Western Railway Museum on Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27 Each Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 27, the Western Railway Museum will run special Pumpkin Patch Trains. Celebrating its 16th year, this old-time harvest festival is a highlight of autumn. The museum opens early at 9:30 a.m. The first […]

Western Railway opens for summer

For those looking for something fun, relaxing and educational this summer, a visit to the Western Railway Museum is a perfect day trip. With added attractions and discounted tickets for kids in June, the value of a visit to the museum couldn’t be better. Beginning Wednesday, May 29 and continuing through Labor Day, the museum […]

Santa is riding the rails

When his reindeer are resting, St. Nick rides the rails, using clean, reliable electric railways to get around. Meet Santa at the Western Railway Museum on three Saturdays, Dec.8, 15 and 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be hot cocoa, hot cider, and story readings for kids provided by the Solano County […]

Pumpkin fest returns to Western Railway Muesum

Each Saturday and Sunday from Oct. 13 to 28, the Western Railway Museum will run special pumpkin trains. Celebrating its 15th year, this old-time harvest festival is a highlight of autumn and for many, a family tradition. The museum opens at 9:30 a.m. and the first express train leaves the museum at 10 a.m., with […]

Western Railway Museum announces fall events

The Western Railway Museum has had a busy summer, and shows no signs of slowing down with the annual Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28, and a contest to help name a new stop on its historic electric rail line. Name that Station Contest In late June, the Western Railway […]

Western Railway Museum expands interpretive ride

The Western Railway Museum’s interpretive ride is even better. The museum just opened a new 1-mile segment of track for its interpretive ride on the historic Sacramento Northern right-of-way. Visitors can ride authentic historic electric trains all the way from the museum to Birds Landing Road for an 11-mile round trip. “The view and the […]

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