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Western Railway Museum Pumpkin Festival Trains

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POSTED October 26, 2012 11:25 p.m.

RIO VISTA — Today and Sunday the Western Railway Museum will run special Pumpkin Festival Trains. Now in its 15th year, this old time harvest festival is a highlight of autumn and for many, a family tradition.

The Museum opens at 9:30 a.m. and the first electric express train leaves the Museum at 10 a.m., with departures every half-hour until 4 p.m. The ride on a historic life-sized electric train takes visitors back in time on a scenic five-mile trip to Gum Grove Station, a wooded glen far from the trappings of modern life.

There is a hay bale fort, food, tractor rides, music, games and of course, pumpkins for sale, just in time for Halloween.

Admission to the Museum during the Pumpkin Festival is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors (65 and up), and $9 for children (ages 2 -14). Prices include admission to the Museum and to the Pumpkin Festival, unlimited train rides, use of the Museum’s spacious and shaded picnic grounds, and free parking.

For more information, visit or call (707) 374-2978.

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