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Railway Museum announces summer schedule

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From page B4 | June 27, 2014 |

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 on Independence Day on Friday, July 4, and on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1.

In the new Traction Labs exhibit, visitors of all ages can use solar and wind power to generate electricity and operate miniature streetcars on the model railroad.

Once daily at 1:15 p.m., docents lead a guided tour through the collection in car house three, where 25 life-size antique electric rail cars are preserved.

New games, puzzles and activities for kids ages 2 to 10 are available for free at the admissions desk.

The highlight of any visit is an 11-mile round trip ride on an authentic, restored historic railcar through the Sacramento Northern Railway National Historic District. Trains run every 90 minutes beginning at 11 a.m. Volunteer docents talk about local sights and railroad history on every trip.

The Museum Store, Depot Café and Laflin Park Picnic Area are also open each and every day that the museum operates trains.

On Saturday, June 14, the museum will debut its newest artifact, San Diego light-rail-vehicle No. 1018. After a brief dedication ceremony at 11 a.m., No. 1018 will be operating approximately every 30 minutes throughout the day, making 1-mile loops around the museum property.

The Western Railway Museum is located at 5848 State Highway 12 in Solano County.

Regular admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 65 years and older, and $7 for children 2 through 14, and includes unlimited train rides, use of the Laflin Park picnic grounds and free parking.

The Western Railway Museum is owned and operated by the Bay Area Electric Railroad Association, a non-profit, public-benefit, historical and educational organization.

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

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