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Sacramento Northern 100th Anniversary
« on: August 18, 2013, 06:31:33 PM »
In the month of September 2013 at the Western Railway Museum, at Rio Vista Junction on State Route 12 about 15 miles east of Fairfield California, we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first revenue run of the "Sacramento Northern", originally "Oakland Antioch and Eastern", that run between Sacramento and Oakland California.  Saturday August 31 2013, September 1 and Labor Day September 2 2013, September 7, 8, September 14 and Members Appreciation day September 15 our genuine restored Sacramento Northern electric interurban train, SN 1005/OE&E 1020, will be running from Rio Vista Junction, on the museum grounds, to 5 miles south, (railroad west) to our platform by Birds Landing Road and back.

With the exception of September 15 2013 the remaining weekends will have some of our other historical equipment like Peninsular Railway 52, San Francisco Municipal Railway 178 and Key System 187 running street car and interurban runs.

  A special day will be on Sunday, September 15, 2013 when we have our annual members appreciation day.  On that day all of our runnable passenger equipment, including SN 1005 and OE&E 1020, will be taken out and run at some point in the day along with tours of car house 1 and 3, restoration shop tours, static displays including a Sacramento Northern freight train with our fully restored an operable steeple cab SN 654 originally built in 1930, and restored exterior support wood side caboose SN 1632 originally built in 1916, and a couple other restored pieces of freight equipment in their train.

  On this day we will also be giving cab rides in Visalia electric 502 which is a GE 44 tonner built in 1945.

  The cab rides will be approximately 6 miles long, running north, (railroad east) of the museum grounds along the old SN right-of-way that ran to Sacramento California out to Creed Road and back. (I'll be the engineer on that run ;))  You do not need to be a member to attend so all are welcome.  So anyone in the area or planning on being in the area, please stop by and visit.  Our currant operating days are Saturday's and Sunday's, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  We will also be open on Labor day, Monday, September 2, 2013.

Admission,
  • Adults- $10
  • Seniors (over 65)- $9
  • Children (2-14)- $7
  • With a current membership admission is free

If you wish to become a member the annual membership fees are
  • Individual $50
  • Family $70 (up to 2 adults and 4 children)

Hope to see some of you their.

Bill
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Re: Sacramento Northern 100th Anniversary
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 12:34:17 AM »
I've updated the operating schedule for 1005/1020.

Bill

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Re: Sacramento Northern 100th Anniversary
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 10:53:25 AM »
Looks like a lot of fun Bill!  Hope everything goes smoothly.   I can't wait to get back out there and check out the new toys!!


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Re: Sacramento Northern 100th Anniversary
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2013, 01:16:09 AM »
Your always welcome around here Steve.

It should be a great day just as long as we don't have to do a rescue run with 502 like we had to do last year when our oldest operating car took it upon itself to not run anymore half way down on the first run of the day.  We had a big round of applause from all the visitors when I towed it back to the museum grounds. :clap:

Bill