Western Railway Museum volunteer Jim Mason smiles to passengers on one of the museum's historic trains during a tour and train ride. The museum is now on the National Register of Historic Places. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

Discover Solano spring 2014

Discover Solano Spring 2014: Western Railway Museum

By From page DIS49 | March 31, 2014

Electric trains still rumble through rural eastern Solano County, just as they did some 75 years ago.

Today, it’s all for fun, rather than providing mass transit between the Sacramento and Oakland areas. The Western Railway Museum runs classic trains on a portion of the old route near the Montezuma Hills.

Volunteers care for the tracks, overhead electrical wires and old street cars and trains. Visitors can go for a ride, explore dozens of restored street cars and learn about the history of urban and interurban electric train services in Solano County and California.

The F. M. Smith Memorial Library is open to the public on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. A circulating collection of books is available to members when the library is open.

Location: 5848 Highway 12, between Suisun City and Rio Vista

More information: 707-374-2978, www.wrm.org


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