“Spookomotive” Train departs starting October 14

“Spookomotive” Train departs starting October 14


For the next three weekends the train ride at the California Railroad Museum is transformed into the “Spookomotive”.  The train is decorated for Halloween. Elk Grove’s own Sinful Treats is baking the halloween cookies.

This delightful, not frightful train is just the ticket for the whole family. The diesel-powered train is decorated for the season with cornstalks, scarecrows, skeletons, bats and spiders. Each operating weekend the Spookomotive will have a special theme, and includes exciting on board entertainment and a tasty Halloween treat.



October 14&15: Superheroes & Villains

  • BOOM! POW! The train has been compromised by a sinister super-villain. Gather your superpowers and cheer on the superhero to help them defeat the super-villain and save the day.

October 21&22: Pirates & Princesses

  • AHOY, MATEY! The train has been captured by a dreadful pirate! Wear your best eye-patch and practice your “Argh!” to help the good pirate save the train and send the dreadful pirate to walk the plank!

October 28&29: Witches & Wizards

  • HOCUS-POCUS! A wicked witch has put an evil curse on the train! Grab your wand and cast a magic spell to help the good witch break the evil curse and save the train!

Coach Prices

  • General Coach: $15 adult; $8 youth (ages 2-17)
  • Member Coach: $6 adult; $3 youth (ages 2-17)

*Children under age 2 do not require a ticket and must be seated on an adult’s lap during the train ride.



Enjoy the themed entertainment along with the excitement of the Mad Scientist and his crew of minions. The laboratory is decorated with a display of crazy experiments fit for the mad Doctor himself. First Class guests will receive refreshments on board, including a special Halloween cookie. With nonstop fun and excellent service, First Class is perfect for those looking for an insanely wacky time.

First Class Prices

  • General First Class: $25 adult; $15 youth (ages 2-17)
  • Member First Class: $15 adult; $8 youth (ages 2-17)

*Children under age 2 do not require a ticket and must be seated on an adult’s lap during the train ride.

Reserve tickets ahead of time as some departures are already sold out.

Hourly departures 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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