California Train Festivals and Events

Thomas the Train Festival rolls into Felton & Perris, CA

California Train Festivals

CAMPO-LA MESA: Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association
Golden State
Bunny Train
Pumpkin Express
North Pole Limited
Valley Flyer Caboose

FELTON: Roaring Camp Railroads
Heritage Events
Kids Fare
Father's Day — Hats Off to Dad
Great Train Robberies
The Moonlight Train Dinner Party
4th of July Family Fun Events
Day Out with Thomas
Summer Gathering of Mountain Men
Santa Cruz Starlight Evening Dinner and Train
Harvest Faire & Steam Festival
Thomas and Percy's Halloween Party
Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Fest
Big Trees Scottish Gathering
Holiday Tree Walk
Santa Cruz Holiday Lights Train
Chanukah Train
Rain Forest Weekends
Model Railroad Exhibit
Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Hunt
36th Annual Civil War Battles & Encampment
Redwood Mountain Faire

FILLMORE: Fillmore & Western Railway
Father's Day BBQ Lunch Train June 18
Weekend Scenic Excursion
Murder Mystery Dinner Train
4th of July One Hour Steam Train Ride
Firecracker Train
Haunted Hayride Family Dinner Train
North Pole Express
Dinner With Santa
Return to the North Pole Express
New Year's Eve Dinner Train

FISH CAMP: Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
Moonlight Special - Wednesdays & Saturdays in Summer
Logger Steam Train Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays in Summer
Jenny Railcars - every day in Summer
Melodrama July 9, 2017, 6:30 p.m. | August 6, 2017

FREMONT-SUNOL Niles Canyon Railway
4th of July Steam Train
Wine Tasting Specials
Romance on the Rails
Education Trains
Speeder Rides
Train of Lights
Hot August Night
Beer on the Rails
Tea on the Rails
Harvest Moon Train
Train of Lights
Wildflower Train

JAMESTOWN: Railtown 1897 SHP
Behind-the-Scene Tours Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, April through October 2017, 10 a.m. Railtown 1897 SHP
Excursion Train Rides Weekends April through October 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
Wildflower Train Rides April
Harvest Haunt Express Weekends in October
Tales of the Roundhouse Haunted Tours October 20 & 21, 2017
Veteran's Day Trains November 11 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Polar Express Train Ride November 25-26; December 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 2017

NAPA: Napa Valley Wine Train
Winery Tours Day or Evening
A Complete Napa Valley Experience
Meet the Maker Private Dinners
Quattro Vino
Explore Napa Valley by Rail
Rock The Rails
Twilight Tours
Murder on the Wine Train Express
Romance on the Rails
Father's Day
Independence Day
Santa Train

PERRIS: Orange Empire Railway Museum
 Boy Scout Railroading Merit Badge  July 22, August 19, 2017, 9 am - 4 pm
Perris Appreciation Day July 15, 2017, 10 am - 4 pm
Day Out With Thomas November 4, 5, 10, 11 & 12, 2017

PORTOLA: Western Pacific Railroad Museum
Memorial Day to Labor Day train rides available. 1 mile in length and take about 10 minutes.
Independence Day Train Ride July 4, 2017
Hot August Nights August 8-13, 2017
Portola Railroad Days August 25-27, 2017
Labor Day Train Ride
Pumpkin Patch Train October 14-15, 2017
Santa Train December 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 2017

POWAY: Poway-Midland Railroad
Baldwin Steam Engine under repair in Summer 2017
1950s Speeder is filling in with weekend rides
The Poway-Midland Railroad is a full-size, narrow-gauge railroad in Old Poway Park which carries passengers aboard vintage and antique railroad equipment. The railroad is owned by the City of Poway, and operated by the Poway Midland Railroad Volunteers.

SACRAMENTO: California State Railroad Museum
Excursion Rides
The Polar Express

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento River Train
Father's Day Trains
Beer Train
Old Vine Express
Great Train Robbery
Murder Mystery
Wild West Dinner
RiverTrain Excursion
Vintners Dinner
Valentine's Trains
Easter Egg Express
Pumpkin Train
Mother's Day Trains
Magical Christmas Train
Zombie Train: Evacuation

Home Experiences
Northspur Flyer
Pudding Creek Express
Sunset BBQ Excursion
Wolf Tree Turn
Camping on the Noyo
Pumpkin Express
Magical Christmas Train

Past Events

Celebrate Train Days in California

FULLERTON: Fullerton Railroad Days The Southern California Railway Plaza Association Railroad Days at Fullerton Station includes train tours, food, more than 50 train-related activities and displays, including extensive model layouts in all scales and a scenic garden railway.

MERCED: Amtrak Train Days

AMTRAK Train Station
324 W. 24th Street
Merced California, 95340

San Joaquin Valley Toy Train Operators model train club has partnered with AMTRAK. Scale model train layouts will be operated throughout the day for the entertainment of passengers at the station.

San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
1940 Santa Barbara Avenue, San Luis Obispo CA 93401

DUNSMUIR: Amtrak Train Days at Dunsmuir Railroad Days 

5750 Sacramento Ave.
Dunsmuir, CA

Amtrak Exhibit Train is in Dunsmuir Amtrak Station from 10 a.m. - 4 pm. Free self-guided tours include Chuggington Kids Depot, featuring toy train and coloring tables. After touring the train, explore the festivities featuring kids' activities and live music. Meet representatives from local businesses and dine at the area's hottest restaurants.

Celebrate National Train Day at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park 

Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
18115 5th Avenue
Reservoir and 5th Avenue
Jamestown CA

Amtrak Train Days Visitors will enjoy steam-powered excursion train rides behind the "Movie Star Locomotive" Sierra No. 3. There will be behind-the-scene tours of the historic Roundhouse and Shops. 

FRESNO: Amtrak Train Day 

2650 Tulare Street
Fresno California

GOLETA: Railroad Days 

South Coast Railroad Museum
300 North Los Carneros Road
Goleta, CA

Annual event featuring model trains; memorabilia, collectibles, scavenger hunt and train rides. Amtrak Sampler roundtrip ride from Goleta to Carpinteria.


Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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