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Skeleton crew, part of Old Sacramento Spookomotive Train
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SACRAMENTO — For three weekends beginning in mid-October, the California State Railroad Museum will once again offer engaging and entertaining rides aboard its popular “Spookomotive.”

“Spookomotive” trains operate Saturdays and Sundays beginning the weekend of Oct. 15-16 and continuing the weekends of Oct. 22-23 and Oct.29-30.

For these three weekends only, “Spookomotive” trains depart on-the-hour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., departing at the Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot at Front and “K” Streets in Old Sacramento. The diesel-powered “Spookomotive” pulls the whimsically decorated train, crawling with spiders, cobwebs and cornstalks and staffed by a “skeleton crew.” Visitors are encouraged to climb aboard for a fun-filled, 40-minute, six-mile roundtrip ride along the Sacramento River.

“Spookomotive” train tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for youths ages 6-17, children ages 5 and under ride free. Admission to the California State Railroad Museum-North America’s finest and most-visited-is $9 for adults, $4 for youths ages 6-17, ages 5 and under free.

In addition to “Spookomotive” train rides, Old Sacramento will be crawling with other activities during October including Ghost Tours and trick-or-treating. For more information about Old Sacramento activities, visit

For more about “Spookomotive” train rides or other California State Railroad Museum events and activities, visit or call (916) 445-6645.