RailNation:California - Sacramento - Optional Trips & Tours

The Following Optional Trips & Tours Are Being Offered During RailNation:California - Sacramento

Separate Advance Ticket Purchase Is Required (Excluding For California State Rail Museum Admission)

Tour & Trip Tickets Are NOT Included In The Event Registration

Friday, October 18

Friday All-Day Guided Trip To Ride The New Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Train Which Operates Between San Rafael & Santa Rosa

This trip will depart Sacramento on Amtrak Capitol Corridor Train #531 at 8:45am. We will travel to Richmond; be transfered to San Rafael; ride the SMART train northbound to the end station at Sonoma Country Airport station; return on SMART to Santa Rosa for lunch; reboard SMART for the return trip to San Rafael; be transfered back to Richmond to board Amtrak Capitol Corridor Train #538, arriving back into Sacramento at 6:24pm.

This trip is $90.00 per person and includes all transportation for the day. Lunch in Santa Rosa will be on an indiducal basis (numerous restaurants and cafe are within walking distance of the Santa Rosa station).

Capacity is limited for this trip!

Friday Afternoon (Exact Times To Be Determined) - Tour of the Siemens Mobility USA Manufacturing Plant In Sacramento

Siemens is currently building single level cars for use in the Midwest & California & long-distance locomotives for Amtrak.

The tour will start at the Sheraton Grand; transporation will be provided to/from the Siemens Plant. It is expected that the plant tour will be approximately 90 minutes in length.

This tour is $20.00 per person and includes transportation to/from the Siemens Plant.

Friday Afternoon (Exact Times To Be Determined) - Guided Tour of the Sacramento Regional Transit Light-Rail System

Known as SacRT, the system operates 43 miles of light rail, on 3 lines serving 52 stations. Weekday light rail ridership averages about 40,000.

This tour will be lead by a knowledgable local transit advocate and will start at the Sheraton Grand. It is expected that the formal portion of the tour will be approximately 3 hours in length. Participants will be able to continue exploring the system on their own as desired following the tour.

This tour is $15.00 per person and includes one Adult SacRT Day Pass.

Friday - Individual Opportunity To Visit The World-Famous California State Railroad Museum

The Museum is open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is $12.00 per person paid at the door. Advance registration is not required to visit the Museum.

Sunday, October 20

Sunday Afternoon Winery Tour - Check back for more information!

Monday, October 21

Monday All-Day Trip To Tour California High Speed Rail Construction Projects In The Central Valley

This tour will include visiting three active CHSRA project sites in Madera and Fresno.

Tour will depart the Sheraton Grand at 7:30am and return at ~5:00pm. A lunch stop will be scheduled in Fresno following the site tours.

This tour is $65.00 per person and includes round-trip motor coach bus transportation. Lunch in Fresno will be on own.

This tour is limited to 25 participants! (This Iimit is imposed by the CHSRA for safety reasons).

Register for Optional Trips and Tours Here

Have Trip & Tour Questions? Please Contact Bruce Becker