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Western Railway Museum, Suisun City

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The Western Railway Museum, in Solano County, California is located on Highway 12 between Rio Vista and Suisun. The museum is built along the former mainline of the

Sacramento Northern Railway. Their collection focuses on trolleys, as it is primarily a museum of interurban transit equipment.

The Western Railway Museum has the largest collection of Sacramento Northern Railway equipment in existence, and the museum also operates a line of the former Sacramento Northern as a heritage railway with scheduled excursions for visitors.

Originally named the California Railway Museum, it was renamed the Western Railway Museum at the beginning of 1985. The museum is operated by the Bay Area Electric Railroad Association (BAERA), a non-profit organization.

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  • We love this place...great rides on trolleys and streetcars. There is a small snack bar and we brought our lunch and sat on picnic tables provided and got our beverages at snack bar. We have come...  more »
  • Board a vintage streetcar and take a trip back to the early 1900's. Nice ride on original railroad tracks.  more »
  • Awesome time. We loved it. It was our 1st time and next time I show up I plan on becoming a member. All the volunteers were incredibly friendly and helpful. Looking forward to seeing you again soon
  • What a nice place to visit! We had the privilege of riding a Key System electric rail car that used to run across the lower deck of the old bay bridge, like my father did after WWII. Our 3 year daughter loved the visitor center complete with toys to play with while we waited for our train. Fare for 2 adults and a 3 year old was $27 and well worth it, the conductor was very informative about local history and how trains were operated. The train ride was through beautiful country and lasted for about an hour, it is really nice that they have 5 miles of roadway to ride the was donated by Western Pacific Railroad. They did have to pay $500,000 pay scrape value for the rails. Anything that you donate is not wasted. If you don't want to spend any money you can still go around and look inside a lot of rail cars from the past and enjoy the visitors center. I am so glad that so many people work hard to keep this history alive and available for future generations.
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