ATTENTION Museum Guests: Trains for Saturday, November 1 have been canceled due to circumstances out of our control. The gift shop and museum grounds will still be open 9 am to 5 pm. Normal train service will resume on Sunday, November 2nd with trains at 11:00am and 2:30pm. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
New to the holiday train lineup, Santa’s Toddler Train has been designed especially for those younger children who many not be able to stay up late enough for our famous North Pole Limited trains. Highlights include snacks served onboard, a visit with Santa (and plenty of time for pictures) and a scenic train ride through East County’s high desert.
Tickets are on sale now, so don’t delay in reserving your space for this special, young-family-oriented holiday experience. Please visit our Excursion Calendar and the Toddler Train Webpage for more information.
The schedule for our weekend Golden State vintage passenger train journeys returns to its fall schedule on Saturday and Sunday, Nov 1st & 2nd. These leisurely 12-mile, one-hour trips down the mountain to Tunnel 4 and return will depart Campo depot at 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. each day. Reservations are not required.
Limited opportunities are also available to ride in the vintage diesel locomotive with the engineer and help blow the engine’s horn. Seats are limited for this opportunity and advance reservations ARE required. Click “cab ride” on the calendar for the date and time you wish to ride. For groups larger than two, switching is available (for up to four people) at no extra charge. Did you purchase a coach ticket on the Golden State and want to upgrade to a locomotive cab ride? No problem! Just ask the ticket agent at the Campo Depot about upgrading your coach ticket.
Santa invites you to hop aboard the North Pole Limited! Join Santa’s elves as they pass out hot chocolate and cookies and sing Christmas carols on our way to the North Pole. We’ll pick up Santa there who will visit with everyone aboard the train with plenty of time for photos and sharing wish lists! Please click the following link for more information about the North Pole Limited.