California Museums


California State Railroad Museum

125 I St.
Sacramento, Calif.
(916) 445-6645

California State Railroad Museum is open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day, subject to change.

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.--Operated by California State Parks with the help of California State Railroad Museum Foundation, California State Railroad Museum includes six buildings showcasing the nation's rail history with 21 meticulously restored locomotives and cars located in the main building totaling 100,000 square feet. The interactive facility includes a Pullman-style sleeping car, a dining car filled with railroad china, and a Railway Post Office that visitors can actually step aboard. The museum shows how railroads have shaped people's lives, the economy, and California and the West.

Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station
The Railroad Stations of Sacramento
Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot
Big Four Building
Huntington, Hopkins and Company Hardware Store
Dingley Steam Coffee and Spice Mill
Eagle Theatre
1849 Scene
Tehama Block Building
Connecticut Mining and Trading Company Building
B.F. Hastings Building
Union Pacific Railroad
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Steam Locomotives
Compressed Air Locomotives
Internal Combustion Locomotives
Electric Locomotives
Maintenance of Way Equipment

Full Size Railroad Equipment
Central Pacific Railroad No. 1 Gov. Stanford
Southern Pacific No. 1 CP Huntington
Virginia and Truckee No. 12 Genoa
North Pacific Coast No. 12 Sonoma
Virginia and Truckee No. 13 Empire
Southern Pacific Cab Forward No. 4294

Rolling Stock
AT&SF Dining Car No. 1474 Cochiti
Virginia and Truckee Railroad Combination Car No. 16
Nevada Central Railway Coach No. 3 Silver State
Fruit Growers Express Company Refrigerator Car No. 35832
Great Northern Railway Post Office Car No. 42
Canadian National Railways Sleeping Car No. 1683 St. Hyacinthe
Union Pacific Railroad Caboose No. 25256

Train Rides
Excursion Train Rides
School Trains
Emigrant Train Program
Interpretive Handcar Program
Interpretive Handcar Program
The Polar Express Train Ride
Spookomotive Train Ride

Facility Rentals
Museum Roundhouse
Museum Sierra Scene
Railroad Museum Theater
The 1849 Scene: Lawn area in the heart of Old Sacramento State Historic Park bordered by "I" and "J" Streets, Front Street, and Commonwealth Alley.
Eagle Theatre: Replica of 1849 Gold Rush-era theater.
Dinner in the Diner
Excursion Train Rides

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