Train Rides allow weekday guests to delight in the sights, smells and
sounds of an authentic and historic working locomotive as it rolls along
the levees of the Sacramento River. Appealing to all ages, the
experience offers guests with the chance to relax and enjoy train travel
from an earlier era. Passengers are treated to a six-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.
excursion trains depart from the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot
in Old Sacramento (on Front Street between J and K Streets). These
Tuesday train ride tickets cost $12 for adults, $6 for youths (ages
6-17) and are 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 located at the Freight Depot until April
7 when it relocates to the adjacent Central Pacific Passenger Station
at Front & J Streets. For more information, call 916-323-9280 or
3, 10, 17 & 24. Two train ride times will be available at 11 a.m.
and 1 p.m.