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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 every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day and operate between locomotive rentals, from 12pm to 4:02pm.  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.


2015 Ticket Prices:

Train ride tickets good all day, ride as many times as you'd like!

2015 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:              $8.00

Children:          $4.00

Family Pass*:    $20.00

Children under 4 years old admitted free

*Family Pass - 2 Adults and all children under 18 in your party


Train Ride Tickets:

Per Person:        $4.00

Family Pass:       $10.00

*Family Pass - 2 Adults and all children under 18 in your party


Locomotive Cab Rides:

Adults:               $20.00

Children:           $10.00

*Price good for one cab ride with the engineer.  Riders must be seated at all times while locomotive is moving.  Riders must also have a signed liability release on file in the gift shop prior to departure.


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 are simple:


1.     Ability to follow rules and instructions.

2.     Ability and willingness to work as a team in a teamwork environment.

3.     Ability to smile.

4.     Pleasant, friendly, outgoing personality

5.     Good personal hygiene & proper "public" friendly attire

6     Willing to attend a mandatory rules and training class each season and pass a written exam

7.     Must attend the pre-work "Job Briefing" prior to the start of each operating day.  Those that miss the "Job Briefing" will NOT be allowed to serve on the train crew that day.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

8.     Ability to laugh (both at others and yourself)

9.     Friendly attitude

10.     Ability and willingness to work as a team in a teamwork environment. (yeah, we put that in there twice on purpose, as it's most important)

11.     Sense of humor and thick skin MANDATORY. (we are safety focused but like to laugh and have a great time with our guests and each other)

12.   At least 16 years old (under 18 with parents consent)

13.   Either Male or Female (actually, come to think of it, that covers everyone)

If you are interested in joining our crew, 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

Western Pacific 428

Bay Window Caboose


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








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