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Railroad Museum Foundation Joins Farm-to-Fork Initiative and Proudly Presents The Cocktail Train
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Railroad Museum Foundation Joins Farm-to-Fork Initiative and Proudly Presents The Cocktail Train

The California State Railroad Museum Foundation is proud to partner with the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau as an official Farm-To-Fork sponsor in 2015 in an effort to showcase the rich history and deep connection between agriculture and the railroad.  The California State Railroad Museum, the Foundation and Wells Fargo will present an exciting and unique new offering:  The Farm-To-Fork Cocktail Train on Sunday, September 27, 2015.

“Many people don’t realize that early in its history, the Sacramento Southern Railroad was primarily used to transport pears, asparagus, celery, seeds and other agricultural products to markets from local Delta communities,” said Cheryl Marcell, President & CEO of the California State Railroad Museum Foundation.  “Today, the Foundation in cooperation with the Museum is proud to offer weekend excursion train rides on the same Sacramento Southern Railroad -- now in the 32nd consecutive year – plus the all-new Farm-to-Fork Cocktail Train VIP experience.”

With one departure only on this very special evening, the all First Class Train departs from the Central Pacific Freight Depot in Old Sacramento at 6 p.m.  After crossing Capitol Mall, guests will enjoy a leisurely ride along the Sacramento River levee as they delight in exquisite locally prepared appetizers and beverages prepared by renowned Executive Chef Jay Veregge from Ten22 Restaurant.
On the Farm-To-Fork Cocktail Train guests can sit back and experience what First Class was like during the early decades of the 20th century as developed by the Southern Pacific Railroad.  Uniformed stewards provide the finest First Class service onboard two of the California State Railroad Museum’s First Class cars:  the Audubon dining car, and the French Quarter lounge car from the 1950s that served the famed Southern Pacific “Sunset Limited” service.  The two eye-catching locomotives -- Western Pacific No. 913 and Southern Pacific No. 6051 -- are classic streamlined locomotives representative of the first generation of diesel-electric locomotives.

Space is limited on The Farm-To-Fork Cocktail Train and tickets go on sale Monday, July 20.  Train ride tickets cost $70 per person (plus a $5 per ticket service fee) and all train ride guests must be 21 or over.  To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.csrmf.org/component/content/article/55-events-exhibits-train-...

About the California State Railroad Museum Foundation
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity, the Foundation has raised or managed nearly $60 million, providing several million dollars each year in critical operational support for educational, interpretive and volunteer programs, new exhibits, collections care, repair and restoration of historic railroad equipment at the Railroad Museum and Railtown 1897, as well as development work in preparation for the Railroad Technology Museum planned for two historic buildings in the Downtown Railyards.  For more information about the California State Railroad Museum Foundation, please visit www.csrmf.org


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