|Address:||5848 CA-12, Suisun City, CA 94585, USA|
|Working:||Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed 10:30AM–5PM 10:30AM–5PM|
I went today, May 23, 2015, with my brother and my 98 year old disabled father to the WRM with the intention of taking the 12:30 pm trolley ride. We didnt get to go: Two issues: Evidently every 1st or 4th Saturday, there is maintenance work done on the tracks, so the ride is only 1/2 hr as opposed to the normal 50 minutes. This information is not posted on the website. Second: Though there is a HUGE large area where a couple of cars were parked, in a lot behind the Museum and thus much closer to the actual train, the people running the place, would not accommodate a 98 year old man, by allowing us to park our car with disabled placard in that space, making it extremely difficult for us to be able to get him to the train. Therefore, we were highly disappointed, and did not take the train ride, having driven the 60 miles from Richmond, CA. Surely such an entity can be more accommodating to the Disabled, and more informative on its website.
We took my son here because he is a little train nut. The whole family had a great time. The conductor/docent George was outstanding. He answered all of my sons questions and did a great job of explaining stuff on the electric train rides. Because there were so many volunteers during our Friday visit, both trains were in operation. So we got to ride the interurban train and the streetcar ride. We also got a tour of Car House Three which had dozens of great restored train cars and a piece of Hollywood history-- the car from the movie "Harold and Maude". For any train enthusiast or parent of a train enthusiast, this is a great visit. And considering that it is all done with private donations, this place is remarkable.
Fun place to visit if you have an interest in trains or for kids! Enjoyed the 50 minute train ride with George explaining sights pointed out to us along the way. They are all great volunteers that are friendly and informative! The Western Railway Museum also has a small Depot Cafe to get food or snacks. Get there early so you can experience the museum and the train ride. Do not go last minute as you may not be able to go on a train ride. Just go early and you will be fine. Its just one car for the train ride but so what?? It was still fun!!! Enjoy yourself!
The last time I was at the Western Railway Museum was 30 years ago. I was impressed by their progress in developing the visitor center and library facility. The train ride is very nice on a well-maintained rail line. Having a building developed for the conservation of their collected rail equipment is certainly a help. The volunteer staff is very good at making visitors feel welcome. Too many railroad "museums" do not develop their facilities or train volunteers well. These folks have generally done a fine job.
Awesome! Come and take a ride on. The cool old railway cars and trolleys! This is a great place for families, first dates and the young at heart. Great gift shop, ice cream for the kiddies or adults, restored and original railway cars and trolleys!
Lots of things to see here, but the price is some-what high. Train rides are offered with a paid admission to the museum. In the same building as the gift shop there are various hands on exhibits to see.
We came an hour before closing and not very politely told they were closed. I guess the hours dont really matter. Staff made me hate this place, might have been fun but Ill never try and go again.
This is an all volunteer operation that does an amazing job preserving interurban train card from the 19th and early 20th century. My 8 year old son loved this place. Check it out.
Super friendly staff. Let me use their bathroom on a day they were closed. Got a quick glimpse of the inside, will definitely go back if Im passing through that area again
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It was well worth the price of admission. For a low price we had very informative volunteers telling us about the past and the price included the rides, what a deal!
Very good place to go and learn about the history of locomotives and trains! It was my first time going there and it was a blast. Staff is nice and very informative.
Great experience for both kids and adults. Provides an opportunity to learn about the development and use of electrical rail lines in California.
Fantastic museum. Docents are AMAZING. Six miles out & 6 back on electric power tract. Tours geard for adults but children would like too.
Ok place but did not look like their website pictures. "Train ride" was a electric cart & not a real train
cool museum if you like trains and history. cool to me, as a east coaster
Railroad museum an train rides, food, open weekends 9am till 3pm or 5om
A real treasure. HISTORIC trolley interbank equipment well maintained
Really great place to take you back to time when trains had class
Descent place to go and ride and learn about history and trains
Lots of fun. The trains are unique and they are fun to ride.
It was a fun train ride with an explanation of the area.
Nice place to visit learn about comuter train history.
Really fun place to take your kid if they like trains.
Great picnic area. Wonderful dedicated docents.
Not much to do other than ride 1 or 2 old trains
Had a blast awesome history .. awesome staff
Interesting place. Lots of trains.
Great place for family and fun!
Great place for a day trip