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Pumpkin fest returns to Western Railway Muesum

By From page B7 | October 12, 2012

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 departures every half-hour until 4 p.m. The ride on a historic life-sized electrical-powered train takes visitors back in time on a scenic 5-mile trip to Gum Grove Station, a wooded glen far from the trappings of modern life.

Local Rotary Club members from Fairfield-Suisun, Cordelia and Dixon are rallying together to make the event a success, providing a hay bale fort, food, tractor rides, music, games and of course, pumpkins for sale, just in time for Halloween.

Admission to the museum during the Pumpkin Festival is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors (65 and up), and $9 for children (ages 2 -14). Prices include admission to the museum and to the Pumpkin Festival, unlimited train rides, use of the museum’s spacious and shaded picnic grounds and free parking. Please note that there are no advanced reservations.

All proceeds benefit the Western Railway Museum (a nonprofit educational institution) and the local Rotary clubs who provide thousands of dollars to local communities and youth activities each year.

The Western Railway Museum is located at 5848 State Highway 12, Suisun City.

For more information visit wrm.org or call 707-374-2978.

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