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Ride a Caboose

What visit to a railroad museum would be complete without a train ride?  Come ride with the crews of today's "Western Pacific Railroad" on a leisurely journey around the museum grounds in a vintage caboose, just like the Brakemen and Conductors of years past when every freight train was completed with a good old fashioned CABOOSE!

Our trains run weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day and operate between locomotive rentals, from noon to 3:30 pm.  Train rides are approximately 1 mile in length and take about 10 minutes.  Trains board from the passenger platform on track 3, next to the diesel shop.  Purchase train ride tickets and admission wrist bands in the gift shop, inside the diesel shop.

Ticket Prices:

Train ride tickets good all day, ride as many times as you'd like!
Admission and Train Rides for FRRS members are free,
cab ride is extra fare with member discount.

Western Pacific Railroad Museum Caboose Train

Due to the historical nature of the equipment, cabooses may be substituted from time to time.

Museum Admission:
Adults 19 and over$8.00
Youth 4 - 18$4.00
Children 3 and underfree
Family Pass *$20.00
*Family Pass - 2 Adults and any related children 18 and under.
 
Train Ride Tickets:
Adults 19 and over$4.00
Youth 4 - 18$2.00
Children 3 and underfree
Family Pass *$10.00
*Family Pass - 2 Adults and any related children 18 and under.
 
Locomotive Cab Rides: **
Adults 19 and over$20.00
Youth 4 - 18$10.00
** Price good for one cab ride with the engineer. Riders must be seated at all times while locomotive is moving. Riders must give their signed liability releases to the engineer prior to departure.

 

Caboose Train Timetable
Weekends, Labor Day - Memorial Day

 
Noon  12:30  1:30  2:00  2:30  3:00  3:30
 

Help Wanted!

 

The Western Pacific Railroad Museum is very proud of their Operating Department.  These folks are the crew that other railroad museum and tourist railroad crews strive to be.  Their records for safety and satisfaction are second to none.  And they invite you to join them.  No experience required, we train!

 

If you are interested in becoming a weekend railroader and joining this outstanding crew, the requirements include:

 

 1.Ability and willingness to follow rules and instructions.
 2.Ability and willingness to work as a team member in a teamwork environment.
 3.Ability and willingness to smile.
 4.Possess a pleasant, friendly, outgoing personality.
 5.Practice good personal hygiene and proper public friendly attire and behavior.
 6.Attend a mandatory rules and training class each season and pass a written exam each year.  Anyone without attending annual training and passing the annual rules examination will NOT be allowed to serve on the train crew.  NO EXCEPTIONS!
 7.Attend the pre-work "Job Briefing" prior to the start of each operating day.
 8.Have the ability to laugh (both with others and at yourself.)
 9.Maintain a friendly attitude at all times.
10.Ability and willingness to work as a team in a teamwork environment.  (Yeah, we put that in twice on purpose; as it's that important.)
11.Be at least 16 years old (under 18 with parental/guardian consent.)
 

If you are interested in joining our crew, visit Joining our Operating Department or talk to one of our Operating Department Supervisors, or e-mail us.

Union Pacific 24592

CA-13 type Bay Window Caboose

Missouri Pacific 13878

Bay Window Caboose

Union Pacific 25283

CA-5 Type Cupola Caboose

Union Pacific 25732

CA-10 Type Cupola Caboose

"Meeting train SP 4404 West" at Stockton through the imaginative eyes of a young, aspiring brakeman.

 
 
 
 

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