Solano County

Western Railway Museum announces summer hours

By From page A3 | June 11, 2014

SUISUN CITY — The Western Railway Museum has extended its operating hours for the summer.

The museum is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday through Labor Day. It will also be open on Independence Day and Labor Day.

Visitors can take an 11-mile roundtrip in a restored, historic rail car along the old Sacramento Northern rail route. Trains run every 90 minutes starting at 11 a.m.

They can also see restored rail cars throughout the day, with docents offering a guided tour of the Car House at 11:15 a.m. They can see the new Traction Labs exhibit, where they can use solar and wind power to generate electricity and operate miniature streetcars on a model railroad.

The Western Railway Museum is located at 5848 State Highway 12 in Solano County, halfway between Fairfield and Rio Vista, 15 minutes east of Interstate 80. For more information, go to www.wrm.org or call 374-2978.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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