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Western Railway Museum
July 7, 2013

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We experienced California as it was 100 years ago, taking a 10-mile electrically powered train trip through the peaceful, picturesque Montezuma Hills over the original historic main line of the Sacramento Northern Railway. As a living history museum, the Western Railway Museum gives visitors the opportunity to ride authentic historic streetcars and interurban electric trains from all over California and the western United States. We also toured the workshop to see the train cars and trolley cars that are in the process of restoration or waiting patiently for the volunteer hands that will skillfully bring them back to life.

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001 Railway Museum
001 Railway Museum
002 In the shop
002 In the shop
003 Wheel lathe
003 Wheel lathe
004 In the shop
004 In the shop
005 In the shop
005 In the shop
006 In the shop
006 In the shop
007 In the shop
007 In the shop
008 In the shop
008 In the shop
010 In the shop. Part of a pantograph in front
010 In the shop. Part of a pantograph in front
011 Notice the pantograph on top
011 Notice the pantograph on top
012 Pantograph folded on top of a car
012 Pantograph folded on top of a car
013 Posters
013 Posters
014 Posters
014 Posters
015 Burma Shave wasn't only on road signs
015 Burma Shave wasn't only on road signs
016 Posters. Three beers for a quarter
016 Posters. Three beers for a quarter
017 Railway Museum
017 Railway Museum
018 Waiting to board the Peninsula Car
018 Waiting to board the Peninsula Car
019 Peninsula Car
019 Peninsula Car
020 Fare box
020 Fare box
021 Rory pays her fare
021 Rory pays her fare
022 On the way
022 On the way
023 Engineer's view
023 Engineer's view
024 Our Conductor and guide
024 Our Conductor and guide
025 Railway Museum
025 Railway Museum. Notice the mahogany woodwork and etched glass
026 Windmill farm generates electric for PGE and money for the farmer
026 Windmill farm generates electric for PGE and money for the farmer
027 Cast Iron Seat, made in Brooklyn NY
027 Cast Iron Seat, made in Brooklyn NY
028 We also rode the Taraval muni
028 We also rode the Taraval muni
029 Taraval muni
029 Taraval muni
030 Taraval muni posters
030 Taraval muni posters
031 Information about Suisun Marsh.
031 Information about Suisun Marsh. This will open a large image so you can scroll and read the text.
032 A brief history
032 A brief history. This will open a large image so you can scroll and read the text.