What happens when you cross Halloween with a vintage train in Old Sacramento? You get "Spookomotive," the Sacramento Southern excursion train offering scary, but family-friendly, rides this month.
Spookmotive decorated with spiders, cobwebs and cornstalks, and operated by an entertaining "skeleton" crew, will take passengers on 40-minute rides down the Sacramento River. All tickets are sold on a first-come basis at the CP station on the day of the ride, except for rides on the first-class El Dorado car, which may be purchased online.
What: "Spookomotive" Train Rides
Where: Trains depart from the Central Pacific Passenger Station, Old Sacramento State Historic Park
When: October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28. Hourly 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for youths ages 6-17 and free for children 5 and under
For more info:916-445-6645 or website
PHOTO CREDIT: "Spookomotive" operates under the command of a "skeleton crew" for three weekends in October. Courtesy California State Railroad Museum