• 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

From museum and railway operations to the continuous development of our archives -- Nearly all activity at the Western Railway Museum is carried out by dedicated volunteers. You are welcome to join us! Volunteers are needed in all departments. No experience is necessary and we 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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Restoring A Legend

Thanks to our donors and many dedicated volunteers, Key System streetcar #271 will return to service in 2018! One of a group of ex-Lehigh Valley cars that launched the system in 1903, #271 is the first car obtained by BAERA, following an impromptu collection from members during a 1946 fan trip.

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Annual Maintenance Week - May 16-23

Each year in May, museum volunteers perform annual preventive maintenance work on the entire operating collection of streetcars and other historic rail vehicles. Other volunteers take on a variety of tasks to keep our museum and grounds safe, clean and inviting to visitors. All are welcome to join us and enjoy the camaraderie of Maintenance Week! No experience is necessary - we'll help find a task that suits you. We typically work 9AM - 5:30PM, and lunch is provided to all Maintenance Week volunteers. For more information, please call the museum at (707) 374-2978 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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
(June 14th - August 13th)
Wednesdays through Sundays
10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Museum Location

5848 State Highway 12
Suisun City, CA 94585

(707) 374-2978

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