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Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit
Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit
05-23-2015 - 05-25-2015
California State Railroad Museum
http://www.csrmf.org/events-exhibits/2015-events-calendar-
Admission: Museum admission: -Adults $10 -Youths (Age 6-17) $5 -Children (Ages 5 and under) & Festival goers Free Train rides: General -Adults $12 -Youths (Ages 6-17) $6 -Children (Ages 5 and under) Free First-class -Adults $20 -Youths (Ages 6-17) $15 -Children (Ages 5 and under)
 
(916) 323-9280 or (916) 445-6645
 
Start Time(s): Sat-Mon 10am-5pm *Train rides Sat & Sun 11am-4pm (on the hour)
Coinciding with the 42nd Annual Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will celebrate the holiday by offering jazz music inside the Railroad Museum and popular train rides behind a vintage steam locomotive 
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Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit Plus Offers Free Admission to Music Festival Badge Holders

Railroad Museum Gets in the Jazzy Spirit Plus Offers Free Admission to Music Festival Badge Holders

Coinciding with the 42nd Annual Sacramento Music Festival happening over Memorial Day weekend in Old Sacramento, California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum will celebrate the holiday by offering jazz music inside the Railroad Museum and popular train rides behind a vintage steam locomotive.  In addition, festival badge holders will receive complimentary admission to the Railroad Museum given it is an official musical venue for the special event.

Inside the Museum, visitors will be treated to entertaining jazz musicians in the Roundhouse throughout the holiday weekend, May 23-25, 2015.  And, guests who choose to take a lovely six-mile, 45-minute round trip excursion train ride along the levees of the Sacramento River will also be entertained on board by talented banjo performers from the Sacramento Banjo Band.   

Clang Clang Clang Went the Trolley

Clang Clang Clang Went the Trolley

Sacramento’s historic street cars

It’s here! On Tuesday is the East Sacramento Preservation Speaker Series—William Burg, history of the Sacramento trolley system. Come March 31, 6:00 PM Clunie Club House 602 Alhambra Blvd. Bill will discuss our historic trolley car system that ran through Sacramento and the challenges of bringing it back.

We guarantee raffle winners of Bill’s Sacramento history books. Including Sacramento’s Street Cars, and Midtown Sacramento-Creative Soul of the City... Read More

All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

All Aboard…Steam Train Rides Return to the  Sacramento Southern Railroad on 4/11!

Soon after the opening weekend of the 32nd consecutive season of excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad on Easter weekend (April 4 & 5, 2015), California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are pleased to announce vintage steam locomotive Granite Rock No. 10 will return to service on April 11, 2015.  First introduced in May 1997 by the California State Railroad Museum, Granite Rock No. 10 was taken out of service in 2011 for extensive boiler repairs during which time diesel locomotives pulled the excursion trains. Granite Rock No. 10 is an oil-fired steam engine built by the H.K. Porter Co. for the U.S. Army in 1942.

Gas prices rise after steep decline

Gas prices rise after steep decline

STOCKTON — Those sinking gas prices that drivers across the nation enjoyed during the winter months are quickly becoming a thing of the past.

The cheapest prices in the Stockton and San Joaquin County was $2.45 per gallon as of March 2 while most stations across the area were near or above $3, according to gas price web site gasbuddy.com.

Modesto’s cheapest station checked in with a $2.81 per gallon. Like San Joaquin, most stations in Stanislaus County were showing prices near $3, according to gasbuddy.com. One month ago, many area stations were under $2 per gallon... Read More

East Sacramento J and Folsom lane conversations–how are they working?

East Sacramento J and Folsom lane conversations–how are they working?

A message from Councilman Steve Cohn about the J and Folsom lane conversions.

Staff Completes “Before” and “After” Evaluation of the J Street and Folsom Boulevard Conversions

In August 2013, the City’s Public Works Department put parts of J Street and Folsom Boulevard on a “road diet”.  The lane conversions were implemented, changing the streets from four lanes to two lanes with a center two-way left turn lane.  The goal was to provide for a “complete street” that balances the needs of all users, auto drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.  I believe we have accomplished these goals... Read More

Fix50 Westbound Phase 2: Finish by Thursday, June 19

Fix50 Westbound Phase 2: Finish by Thursday, June 19

The Fix50 rehabilitation project is ahead of schedule. Westbound Phase 2, which began June 6 to resurface the outside lanes of Highway 50 between 24th and 18th Streets in Sacramento, will finish six days early.

“After almost two months of major-traffic interfering work, motorists will be able to enjoy the open highway and newly repaved deck, which can now serve us for many years to come” said Caltrans District 3 Director, Jody Jones. “We are grateful for the support and cooperation by our community partners and the public for their help to reduce traffic congestion and make this Fix50 project such a big success.”... Read More