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Sacramento

Central Pacific Passenger Depot

The Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station is a faithful reconstruction of the western terminus of America`s first transcontinental railroad as it was in 1876. Visitors step back in time as they gaze over the counter at Station Master Samuel Robinson`s ticket office, hear dots and dashes from the telegraph office and peer into the crowded baggage room and separate waiting room meant for ladies and children only. Inside the train shed are vintage railroad locomotives and cars. The highlight of this reconstructed 1876 station is the steam-powered train that departs hourly, running from the freight depot to loop around the Sacramento riverfront on a delightful 40-minute journey. Trains run from April to September. This Sacramento landmark is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00 hours with seasonal variations.