As signs of spring bloom in Fairfield and Suisun, wildflower watchers, train enthusiasts, and families from throughout Northern California are looking forward to April and the Western Railway Museum's annual spring train rides.
Tickets are now on sale to ride the Scenic Limited train at the Western Railway Museum April 4-29. Come enjoy an 11-mile excursion in the springtime beauty of rural Solano County. Winter has turned the California countryside bright green, and visitors of all ages will be enthralled looking out the windows during this hour long train ride and admiring the blooming wildflowers, wildlife, rolling hills, and picturesque views of Mt. Diablo and the Suisun Marsh.
Visitors can purchase tickets online at www.wrm.org.
The train will depart Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from April 4-29, at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. There will also be a 3:30 p.m. train on Saturdays and Sundays. General admission is $10 adults, $9 seniors and $7 for children 2-14. Museum members are free. For an extra treat, purchase a First Class ticket and enjoy cookies and lemonade in the beautiful parlor car. First Class tickets are $17 adults, $16 seniors 65+, $14 for children 2-14, and $7 for museum members. All tickets include all-day museum admission and access to the historic railway exhibits, vintage streetcars, museum store, library, archives, and Depot Cafe.
Powered completely by clean electricity, the Scenic Limited is pulled by Sacramento Northern interurban #1005. A true California native, it was built in 1912 in San Francisco, lovingly restored to its past glory by Museum volunteers, and spent its working life on the same rail line the Museum now owns and preserves: the Sacramento Northern. In 2012, the rail line and the Museum itself were added to the prestigious National Register of Historic Places.
The Western Railway Museum is located on the State Highway 12 in rural Solano County, midway between Interstate 80 in Fairfield and Rio Vista. With over 50 historic cars on display, 22 miles of track and 22 acres the Western Railway Museum is ideal for families and guests of all ages.