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Ride the rails on Tuesday

The California State Railroad Museum is now offering excursion train rides to the general public on 12 pre-determined Tuesdays in 2014.

For 12 Tuesdays, weekday guests can delight in the sights, smells and sounds of an authentic, working locomotive as it rolls along the levees of the Sacramento River.

Appealing to all ages, the experience offers guests with the chance to enjoy train travel from an earlier era. Passengers are treated to a 6-mile, 45-minute roundtrip excursion along the levees of the Sacramento River. The train features a combination of vintage closed coaches with comfortable seats and open-air gondolas with bench style seating.

Train rides are available on the following dates: Feb. 4 and 18; March 4, 11, 18 and 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; and May 6. Two train ride times will be available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the scheduled Tuesdays when the trains are running.

All excursion trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old Sacramento on Front Street between J and K streets.

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for youths ages 6-17 and free for children ages 5 and under. Weekday train ride tickets are only available in-person on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10:30 a.m. the day of the train ride at the Sacramento Southern Railroad ticket office.

For more information call 916-445-6645 or visit csrmf.org.

California State Railroad Museum

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