Western Rail Road Museum Upcoming Events

For the current schedule of operations, click here.

Scenic Limited
Vintage Comet
Library Program
New Member and Volunteer Orientation

Springtime Trains

Cookies are served!
Wildflower watchers can once again ride vintage trains at the Western Railway Museum. In April, the Museum will use its historic electric railway equipment on not one but two special trains: the Scenic Limited and the Vintage Comet.

Both trains take visitors on an hour-long, 11-mile round trip ride. Passengers catch views of the native wildflowers that cover the hillsides and fields. The views change weekly and Museum docents are on board topoint out whatever happens to be blooming along the way such as poppies, goldfields, brass buttons, butter and eggs, clover, and sheep's sorrel.

Visitors can also tour the Rail Car Display House and the Exhibit Hall, picnic inthe Museum's spacious park, and shop in the Museum Store. Parking is free.

 

 

Scenic Limited Trains

Now in its 13th year, the Scenic Limited will run on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in April at 11am, 12:30pm, and 2pm. First Class passengers ride in the 1914 Salt Lake and Utah Railway observation parlor car, enjoying cookies and lemonade served by uniformed attendants. Coach passengers ride in a car that spent its working life on the same rail line the Museum now owns and preserves: the Sacramento Northern #1005.

  • Departs each Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday in April at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm.
  • Coach tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 65 years and older, and $7 for children 2-14.
  • First Class service is $6 extra and includes cookies and lemonade served by uniformed staff.

Buy Tickets Now!
Advanced reservations accepted for all passengers through Brown Paper Tickets: http://bpt.me/509674 or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

Vintage Comet Trains

vintage cometThe Vintage Comet uses the same historic train equipment as the Scenic Limited but departs Saturdays at 4:00pm to take advantage of the beautifullate-afternoon light. Adult passengers learn about, and sample excellent local wines provided by the Suisun Valley Wine Co-Op. Each Saturday features different wine from Co-Op members.

A portion of the ticket price from the Vintage Comet benefits the Solano Midnight Sun Foundation, which provides temporary financial assistance to women with breast cancer who need help paying basic living expenses during their treatments.

  • Departs each Saturday in April at 4pm.
  • Tickets are $25 and include a souvenir wine glass. Museum members can purchase tickets for just $20 (valid membership card required).
  • Passengers sample 4 different wines provided by the Suisun Valley Wine Co-Op.

Buy Tickets Now!
Advanced reservations accepted for all passengers through Brown Paper Tickets: http://bpt.me/509705 or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

 

Library Program

All the Way Out Geary: SF Municipal Railway Electric Line to Playland & Bay Area Electric Railways’ Maritime Connection

Saturday, April 26, 2pm – 3:30pm
F.M. Smith Memorial Library, WRM.

Volunteer John Harder presents not one but TWO different photo tours with narration. All the Way Out Geary shows the B line, one of the busiest lines in San Francisco up until 1956. The Maritime Connection examines the vast ferry fleet that served the Southern Pacific, Northwestern Pacific, Key System, Sacramento Northern, and Napa Valley Route on San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun Bays.

New Member and Volunteer Orientation Day

Saturday, April 26, 12:01pm - 1:30pm
F.M. Smith Memorial Library, Western railway Museum

Have you joined the Museum in the past year? Then this event is for you! Get a behind-the-scenes peak at the Museum, learn about our history, meet other members, and discover additional ways to get involved. Sign up by calling 707-374-2978 or email philk@wrm.org.