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Western Railway opens for summer

By From page B15 | May 24, 2013

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 expands its operating times and will be open five days each week: Wednesday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The museum will also be open and operating trains on Independence Day, July 4, and Labor Day, Sept. 2.

On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through June 28, families can get one youth admission ticket for just $1  for the museum when they buy one regular price adult ticket for $10.

The highlight of any visit to the Western Railway Museum is an 11-mile round trip ride on authentically-restored historic railcars over part of 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 board.

In addition, visitors can experience a new operating model railroad. The HO-scale model layout was created by the Rio Vista Model Club and is on loan to the museum through the summer, in anticipation of the new Traction Labs exhibit on energy and transportation.

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

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

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