Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Western Railway Museum Completes Its Largest-Ever Expansion

This from the Western Railway Museum, a terrific indoor/outdoor family friendly place to learn about America's railway history on Highway 12 east of Suisun City. Take a picnic and enjoy the day exploring
The Loring C. Jensen Memorial Car House! Grand Opening Celebration
on May 3, 2008

On Saturday May 3, 2008, the Western Railway Museum invites the community to celebrate the grand opening of its newest display building, the Loring C. Jensen Memorial Car House. The 37,000 sq. ft. facility helps the Western Railway Museum permanently preserve its priceless collection of electric railway artifacts and interpret these artifacts for the public.

Celebration activities include tours of the new building and the 38 historic trains on display inside, train rides throughout the day, and an ice-cream social from 1pm - 4pm. Visitors on May 3 can also tour the Exhibit Hall, picnic in the Museum's spacious park, and shop in the museum store. Parking is free. Admission is just $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 65 years and older, and $7 for children 2 - 14.

The building is another major investment in the infrastructure of Solano County's most popular museum. It provides appropriate preservation of the core collection of electric railway equipment, and increased public accessibility to the collection.

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