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 & Villians October 17 & 18;  Princesses & Pirates October 24 & 25; and Monster Mash 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).


Tickets may be purchased day of at the Ticket Office on Front Street between J & K Streets.
Regular Coach: $10 adults, $5 youths (ages 6-17), ages 5 and under ride free 
First Class El Dorado Car: $20 adults, $15 youths (ages 6-17), ages 5 and under ride free

Spookomotive/Hornblower Combo (1:00pm & 4:00pm - Coach seating only): $18 for adults, $9 youths (ages 6-17), ages 5 and under ride free
*Please note: no discounts for 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.


No advanced tickets are available online. All tickets may be purchased day of at the Ticket Office on Front Street between J & K Streets.

For more information about the California State Railroad Museum call 916-323-9280.