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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.   

Traffic Advisory: Major Delays Expected April 17-20 on Eastbound I-80 through West Sacramento

Traffic Advisory: Major Delays Expected April 17-20 on Eastbound I-80 through West Sacramento

Caltrans urges motorists to avoid using the segment of eastbound I-80 between US 50 and I-5 , beginning Friday, April 17, 10 p.m. and continuing thru Monday, April 20, 5 a.m. Lane closures will be in effect on I-80 east of the Sacramento River.

Eastbound I-80 traffic will be reduced to one lane. The West El Camino off-ramp will be closed as well. The lane and ramp closures are required by Caltrans to complete paving the eastbound #2 and #3 lanes just east of the Bryte Bend Bridge... 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.

South River Road East of Mike McGowan Bridge Reopens

South River Road East of Mike McGowan Bridge Reopens

After a closure of four years, South River Road has reopened to traffic. To reach the new segment of South River Road, go east on Locks Drive off Jefferson Boulevard.  Continue east past the entrance to the Mike McGowan Bridge, where Locks Drive becomes South River Road... Read More

County Road 22 Closed Oct 13-16

County Road 22 Closed Oct 13-16

Due to road repairs, County Road 22 (Yolo Bypass section, parallel to I-5), from the Woodland city limits to the northbound ramp of I-5, will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday October 13 to October 16.  The road will reopen for travel after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16.  Detour signs will direct motorists to I-5.

This closure will allow Yolo County road crews to complete pavement and drainage repairs prior to winter rains.

Mike McGowan Bridge Concrete Placement, Oct. 10

Mike McGowan Bridge Concrete Placement, Oct. 10

Construction of the new Mike McGowan Bridge, linking South River Road, continues Oct. 10 with the pouring of the bridge deck concrete. The operation occurs Friday, Oct. 10, between 2 a.m. and approximately 6 p.m. The activity involves the placement of an estimated 3,600 cubic yards of concrete. In the interest of public safety, the public will not be admitted into the construction area on both the north and south portions of the Mike McGowan Bridge.

To complete the concrete placement, a series of trucks will be in continuous operation during the 16 hour project. The concrete pour will be conducted in three phases:... Read More