• 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

    become a member, volunteer, or donate

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Volunteers Make It All Happen

Track and overhead lines work, restoration projects, museum and railway operations, the continuous development of our archives -- Nearly all activity at the Western Railway Museum is carried out by dedicated volunteers. Won't you consider joining us in the new year? Volunteers are needed in all departments. No experience is necessary and we will provide all necessary training. All you need to bring is a willingness to work with a friendly, welcoming and passionate group of people!

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Scenic Limited special trains return in April!

Board our special 3-car train for a liesurely scenic trip through rural Solano County and enjoy the beautiful spring countryside! A small extra fare secures a seat in our vintage restored observation lounge car, where refreshments are served by our friendly volunteer staff. Scenic Limited special trains run at 11:00, 12:30 and 2:00 on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout April.

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Special Wine Tasting Trains back by popular demand!

Join us Saturday April 8th and Saturday April 29th for our annual wine tasting trains, co-hosted by the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op.  Participants enjoy local California wines paired with delicious freshly prepared hors d'oevres.  Enjoy the experience aboard our vintage restored railway cars during a liesurely excursion on the former mainline of the Sacramento Northern Railway.  First class, parlor car service is now sold out.  Coach tickets are available for both days, but are selling fast!  Trains depart promptly at 4pm both days.  For ticket inquiries and sales, please call the museum at (707) 374-2978 ext. 114.

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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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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