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All aboard for a summertime special train ride when the California State Railroad Museum presents “Riding the Rails with Mark Twain” on Saturday evening, July 7. Guests are invited to enjoy a warm summer evening in Old Sacramento State Historic Park along with Mark Twain (portrayed by local period actor Pat Kaunert), cool refreshments, entertaining live music and a delightful train ride along the Sacramento River.
The leisurely evening begins at 6:30 p.m. inside the historic Eagle Theatre with Mark Twain sharing fascinating stories about his train travels in the West. Mr. Twain will be accompanied by popular Mother Lode fiddler, Dave Rainwater. Then at 7:30 p.m., guests will board the Sacramento Southern Railroad for a relaxing train ride with Twain and Rainwater on board to entertain and amuse passengers. Guests can sit back and enjoy a comfortable coach seat or watch the passing scenery from an open-air gondola with benches while sipping refreshing lemonade or iced tea as the sun sets over the Sacramento River.
Advance tickets are recommended for this one-night-only “Riding the Rails with Mark Twain” evening event and are available online at www.californiastaterailroadmuseum.org or by calling 916-445-5995.