Spookomotive Train Ride


Join us for three special weekends in October for the annual Spookomotive Train Ride!

This delightful, not frightful train is just the ticket for the family.  Ride the train along the levees of the river and listen to a whimsical Halloween story while the "skeleton" crew passes out a special toy treat for each child.  On the return trip, rock to the music of the "Monster Mash" and other creepy, crawly Halloween songs.  The diesel-powered train is decorated for the season with cornstalks, scarecrows, skeletons, bats and spiders.

Each weekend is specially themed -- Super Heroes October 12 & 13;  Princesses & Pirates October 19 & 20; and Wizards and Witches October 26 & 27.  Come dressed for the theme, or in your most favorite Halloween attire.  

Days of operation: Saturdays and Sundays; October 12 through 27, 2013
Hours of operation: Every hour on the hour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Departure location: Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old Sacramento (located on Front Street between J and K Streets).


Regular Coach: $10 adults, $5 youths (ages 6-17), ages 5 and under ride free 
First Class El Dorado Car: $15 per person, ages 5 and under are free

Spookomotive/Hornblower Combo (4 p.m. Coach seating only): $18 for adults, $9 youths (ages 6-17), ages 5 and under ride free

Spookomotive/Hornblower River Cruise Combo

Enjoy even more Halloween fun with the Spookomotive/Hornblower River Cruise Combo! Those riding in coach on the 4 p.m. train may enjoy the opportunity to head over to the Hornblower's "L" Street ticket office to take the 5:30pm Spooky Halloween River Cruise. Spend one hour cruising along the Sacramento River as the evening creeps in. Enjoy the chilling sounds of background Halloween-themed music, and take your family to the coloring area where spooky Halloween-themed coloring sheets will be available! As you disembark, all of the children on board will receive a fun Halloween party favor.


Members of the California State Railroad Museum may ride free on the regular
Spookomotive Train Ride in coach seating, on a first-come, first-served basis.  

For more information about the California State Railroad Museum Foundation contact 916-445-5995.