As part of its national tour, Amtrak's historical Exhibit Train comes to Old Sacramento this weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the passenger rail system.
Visitors to the Exhibit Train will see displays of all types of Amtrak memorabilia: photos, vintage advertising, old menus and dinnerware, period uniforms and more. In addition kids will enjoy the special children's activities at the nearby "Chuggington Depot."
Just on Saturday, there will be two showings Amtrak's 40th Anniversary Film inside the California State Railroad Museum.
What: Amtrak 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train & Special Activities
Where: Old Sacramento State Historic Park (outside at the foot of I Street just beyond the Sacramento History Museum)
When: November 5-6. Exhibit train tours both days offered 10 to 4 p.m. Amtrak 40th Anniversary Film showings Saturday only at 11 and 3 p.m.
Cost: Free for public tours of the Exhibit Train and the "Chuggington Depot" activities. Regular admission fees apply for film showings inside the Railroad Museum ($9 adults; $4 youths ages 6-17; free for children ages 5 and under).
For more info: 916-445-6645 or www.californiastaterailroadmuseum.org and www.amtrak40th.com
PHOTO CREDIT: Undated Amtrak photograph of one of its trains moving through the western portion of the country. AP Photo