California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation


Each weekend the “Spookomotive” will have a special theme, and the experience includes exciting on-board entertainment along with a tasty Halloween treat. Train ride guests are encouraged to get in the spirit and dress up according to the fun weekly themes that include:

Superheroes & Villains (October 5-6)

Pirates & Princesses (October 12-13),

Witches & Wizards (October 19-20)

Superheroes & Villains (October 26-27).

Staffed by a skeleton crew and whimsically decorated with spiders, cobwebs and cornstalks, the diesel-powered “Spookomotive” train ride offers a fun-filled, 45-minute, six-mile roundtrip trip along the Sacramento River. And, for “Spookomotive” excursion train ride guests who desire a VIP experience, they will enjoy themed entertainment along with the excitement of the Mad Scientist and his crew of minions.  All train ride guests will be treated to a special Halloween cookie and added refreshments are served for First Class train ride guests.

“Spookomotive” trains depart hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

General Admission Tickets

Adults $15.00
Youth ages 2-17 $8.00
Children under 2 Free

First Class Tickets

Adults $29.00
Youth ages 2-17 $19.00
Children under 2 Free

Tickets are available online in advance at www.californiarailroad.museum or at the ticket office on the day of the train ride (based on availability) located in the Central Pacific Passenger Station ticket office (Front & J Streets) in Old Sacramento State Historic Park.