Take SacRT to the 150th Anniversary of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad
This year, the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud to present a series of exciting events, activities and exhibits to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. As history can attest, the completion of the 1,912-mile continuous railroad line was arguably the single greatest technological feat of the 19th century. It helped to connect the country, shape the nation, and put the United States on a path to economic prosperity.
To commemorate the important milestone in our nation’s history, the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation will present and/or support a series of events, activities and exhibits, including a free community sesquicentennial event being held on the Old Sacramento Waterfront on Wednesday, May 8 beginning at 10 a.m.
What better way to celebrate the history of rail than taking a free ride on light rail to the event. The Sacramento Valley Station is just steps away from Old Sacramento. For more information on the event, visit californiarailroad.museum. For route and schedule information, visit sacrt.com.