Spookomotive Train Ride

Ticket available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Freight Depot Ticket Office only.


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 & Villains October 17 & 18;  Princesses & Pirates October 24 & 25; and Witches & Wizards October 31 & November 1.  Come dressed for the theme, or in your most favorite Halloween attire.  

Days of operation: Saturdays and Sundays; October 17 through November 1, 2015.
Hours of operation: Every hour on the hour, 11:00am to 4:00pm.
Departure location: Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot in Old Sacramento (located on Front Street between J and K Streets).


Train Ride Tickets:
Coach Seating: $12 adults, $6 youths (ages 6-17), ages 5 and under ride free 
First Class Seating: $20 adults, $15 youths (ages 6-17), ages 5 and under ride free
*Museum members ride free in Coach and receive a discount in First Class

Spookomotive/Hornblower Combo Tickets: Coach Seating Only
1:00pm Train Ride & 3:00pm Hornblower Cruise
4:00pm Train Ride & 5:30pm Hornblower Cruise
General: $20 for adults, $10 youths (ages 6-17), ages 5 and under ride free
*Museum members receive a 10% discount on Combo tickets                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                      Spookomotive/Hornblower River Cruise Combo

Enjoy even more Halloween fun with the Spookomotive/Hornblower River Cruise Combo! Those riding in coach on the 1:00pm or 4:00pm train may enjoy the opportunity to head over to the Hornblower's "L" Street ticket office to take the 3:00pm or 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.


For more information about the Spookomotive Train Ride call 916-445-5995.