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Western Railway Museum

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Address: 5848 Highway 12, Suisun City, CA 94585
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+1 707-374-2978
10:30 - 17:00
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Sat - Sun 10:30 - 17:00

Museum dedicated to all that is "interurban," i.e., retired...

Museum dedicated to all that is "interurban," i.e., retired trolleys, passenger cars and other remnants of our railway system.

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A great place in the middle of nowhere!

Although in seems to be "in the middle of nowhere", a visit to the Western Railway Museum is a must, especially for any railway fans in the area. They have a mix of railway and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Peter W
Sarre-Union, France
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Sarre-Union, France
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Although in seems to be "in the middle of nowhere", a visit to the Western Railway Museum is a must, especially for any railway fans in the area. They have a mix of railway and tram (streetcar) exhibits, some restored, some being restored. The museum is run by volunteers, and there is the opportunity to take a ride on their... More 

1 Thank Peter W
Scottsdale, United States
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We visited this museum the day after their "members day" and it was very quiet and peaceful. Our ride on the 1913 electric train was delightful since we were the only passengers. Our conductor and lineman gave us personal attention and lots of historical information. This is a "must see" for kids and railroad enthusiasts.

1 Thank Margaret B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

There are many old trains and street cars under-roof outside the museum building -- very historical experience. Inside the museum there are exhibits of transportation and energy. Children can enjoy 2 or 3 tables of wooden train sets and move the cars around. Outside ...Take a train ride on the line that served Sacramento to Oakland up to the 1950's.

1 Thank marshmello4
Keatchie, Louisiana
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

All the people involved in this museum were so friendly and very informative. A great way to spend a few hours. The ride on the railcar is not too long, so the kids wont get bored. The scenery is nice. Wasn't crowded. The museum is interesting too. Lots of restored railcars, some you can walk thru. We had two 10... More 

1 Thank Mary E
Fairfield, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If you like trains, and in particular electric trains, you and your family will love this museum. The gift shop is super fun for kids with two Thomas the Train set-ups that the kids can play with for hours. The train ride is very cool, with lots to see and enjoy. The docents are knowledgable and interactive. And the rebuilt... More 

1 Thank Jennifer B
Winters, California
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337 reviews
181 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We lucked out and hit this wonderful museum on a day when they ran a multitude of trains in order for enthusiasts to photograph. They were also having a train garage sale! Good gift shop, good displays and EXCELLENT train rides. Their restoration shops have SO many trains!

1 Thank Lynne S
Sacramento, California
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

The Western Railway Museum has a lot about it to like. They have a two great sheds full of vintage rail cars and lots of electric locomotives. They have an excellent visitor center and gift shop. And they have train rides! We took advantage of the train ride and had a nice time. Along the tracks there were a lot... More 

1 Thank danielKeiran
Napa Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This spot is fun for all; well priced and the museum is a highlight we'd not expected. The ride was fun but would advise children being 6 and over.

1 Thank Renee' M
Suisun City, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The railroad museum is surprisingly complete. It is run by fanatic railroad buffs/hobbyists and has more cars than you expect for small place outside of Fairfield city limits and along Highway 12. Well worth the visit and nominal cost. I visited years ago when my daughter was young and brought my nephew also.

1 Thank George D
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

But it is especially fun in the Spring and just before Halloween. A train ride through the fields of spring wild flowers or a pumpkin patch with an amazing maze...and a fun train ride too. Great for the whole family.

1 Thank BarbMarty

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