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Special pumpkin train at Western Railway

By From page B3 | October 16, 2013

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 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.

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, 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.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, facebook.com/WesternRailwayMuseum or call 707-374-2978.

For more information about the work Rotary does visit rotary.org.

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