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Western Railway Museum planning streetcar excursion taking place Aug. 27
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FOLSOM - Tickets are now on sale for the Western Railway Museum’s Sacramento Streetcar Excursion and tour on Saturday Aug. 27.

Tickets are $60. Museum members receive a $10 discount.

The daylong event begins at the Sacramento Amtrak station at 401 I Street, at 9:30 AM. The group will board the Sacramento Rapid Transit Gold Line to Folsom. Sacramento resident and author William Burg will be on-board to share local history as highlighted in his book “Sacramento’s Streetcars.”

 Bill Anderson, the President of the Folsom, El Dorado and Sacramento Historical Railroad Association will meet the group in Folsom and lead a 1/2-mile walking tour of downtown Folsom. At the historic Folsom Power House State Park, docents will give a guided tour. Built in 1895, Folsom Power House was the first powerhouse in the world to provide long distance electricity transmissions for commercial use, including providing the power for Sacramento’s first streetcars.

 There will be time to enjoy the landmarks and lunch in the Folsom Historic District, and to experience Folsom’s reputation as one of the largest centers of antique trade in the west. The trip concludes with a streetcar ride back to downtown Sacramento.

 Space is limited and this event is expected to sell out. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 1-800-838-3006.

The Western Railway Museum is located at 5848 State Highway 12 in Solano County, halfway between Fairfield and Rio Vista, and 15 minutes east of Interstate 80. At just an hour’s drive from San Francisco, Stockton, Sonoma or Sacramento, it’s an easy day-trip. Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 65 years and older, and $7 for children 2 through 14, and includes unlimited train rides and free parking.

 The Western Railway Museum is owned and operated by the Bay Area Electric Railroad Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public-benefit, historical and educational organization. For more information, visit or call (707) 374-2978.