• Experience California

    as it was 100 years ago

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  • Picturesque & Historic

    11-mile electrically powered train trip

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  • Family Fun

    affordable adventure for all ages

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  • Educational Trip

    learn about the history of electric railways

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  • Be A Part Of It All

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Restoring Portland Traction #4001

A team of volunteers led by project manager Dave Buechler has spent nearly four years restoring Portland Traction #4001. The historic interurban car will soon be in regular service at the Western Railway Museum. Details to be announced soon!

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Special Events For The Whole Family

Our family memberships are one of the best deals going for affordable family entertainment. We've been busy planning a variety of special events of all kinds. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in our shady 2 acre park and enjoy the festivities. As always, admission tickets are good for rides all day on our historic electric interurban trains and streetcars.

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Summer 2016 Fundraising Appeal: Your Support Goes A Long Way

Our summer campaign is seeking to raise funds for two great causes: First, substantial repairs to our 96-year-old Birney safety car, Sacramento Northern #62 - a very popular car with museum visitors that has been out of service for several years. Further, we hope to raise $15,000 to complement donated irrigation equipment for the museum's 2-acre Laflin Park. Your gift of any amount will be applied to the project of your choice, and is fully tax deductible. For more information, click here to download our Summer 2016 Campaign flyer, including a detailed history of the Birney car.

Membership

Joining the Western Railway Museum is a contribution to preserving the heritage of electric railways. Not only will you be helping support our operation and our various projects, you will also enjoy a number of benefits and special opportunities available only to members.

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Volunteer

We constantly need new dedicated volunteers, and we welcome all from age 18 and up, and all skill levels. We’ll help you find an activity that you enjoy, and provide any training necessary for you to join our veteran volunteers. Volunteers perform a huge variety of tasks at our museum – you’re sure to find something you like.

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Support Us

Please make a contribution today to support historic preservation at the Western Railway Museum.

Donations are vital to our success, and support museum operations.

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  • This place is excellent for a short day trip and completely affordable. All of the volunteers were very nice, family oriented and extremely knowledgeable about the history and the cars themselves, making the experience much more than just checking out old trains.

    — Alison E. (Fairfield, CA)

  • Great historic trains...friendly conductors...fun way to spend a Saturday! There's a museum, cafe, gift shop, etc. Loved the pumpkin patch...highly recommend this half day adventure for the young and old!

    — Terri S. (Granite Bay, CA)

  • Great place to go especially if you or your kid loves trains. Lots of senior citizens enjoying themselves too. They have electric trains and electric street cars. Go check it out! Cheap fun day especially if you bring your own picnic lunch.

    — J D. (San Francisco, CA)

  • I had a WONDERFUL time visiting this museum. The museum is a Heritage Railroad and the second largest electric museum on the West Coast. I've now visited a number of streetcar/trolley/interurban museums in the Mid-West, New England, East Coast and Ontario, and this collection rates highly in my book.

    — Peter G. (San Mateo, CA)

  • Great place to come visit if you or your child love electric trains. Bunch of volunteers who are super passionate about trains will help, teach and tell stories. Train rides were great and we will return.

    — Charles D. (San Francisco, CA)

Hours

Year Round
Saturdays & Sundays
10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Summer Hours
(From Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Wednesdays through Sundays
10:30am to 5:00 pm

Museum Location

5848 State Highway 12
Suisun City, CA 94585

(707) 374-2978

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