Train Info

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Our train rides begin at the River Fox Train station, located on the Sacramento River. Our roundtrip excursions travel along a 10-mile stretch of track through Yolo’s countryside.

Embark on a journey among elements of a classic era. From our unique Railbike rides, relaxing beer and wine trains, to special holiday excursions, passengers can enjoy events while reveling in nostalgic railroad charm.

Locals and visitors alike will relish sightseeing Sacramento from a unique perspective. Admire ivy-covered woodlands, expansive acreage, and glistening riverfront views as scenery diversifies with every traveled mile.

Luxurious banquettes line a train car with ceiling fans above

Train History

Originally built in 1911 by Northern Electric Co., the 14-mile track transported passengers in the Sacramento area. Electric passenger travel came to an end in 1941, but the line remained active with diesel freight, creating a link between the fertile farmlands of the Sacramento Valley and the rest of California

In 2003, Sierra Railroad Company merged with the Yolo Short Line Railroad Company, continuing freight and reviving passenger excursion trains under the name Sacramento River Train. Today, we are known as the River Fox Train, the sister train to our world-famous Skunk Train built in 1885 and our Ventura-county-based Sunburst. We hope you enjoy taking part in such a rich history.

A black-and-yellow striped locomotive pulls train cars past green trees
A smiling man in a conductor uniform

Boarding Information

18095 County Road 117

West Sacramento CA 95691

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! All of our excursions start and end at the River Fox Train Station.

The River Fox Train is a ticket-free operation. To check-in for your event, simply give the name on your reservation to the ticket booth attendant.

Tickets and fees are nonrefundable. You may call to reschedule or receive a voucher for your trip up to 72-hours prior to departure. Please contact the reservation team at (800) 866-1690 or by email at

Occasionally, due to circumstances beyond our control, we may be forced to cancel an event date. If this happens, we will contact you to extend our apologies and make alternative arrangements. First, we’ll try to get you into the same experience on another trip date. If your schedule cannot accommodate another trip date, we will refund you your ticket purchase price.

Unfortunately, due to the historical nature of the train cars, the train is not wheelchair accessible. We are always happy to accommodate for disabilities in any way we can, however physical restrictions such as narrow corridors, steps, and uneven platforms may not allow for full access. Please contact the reservation team 1-800-866-1690 for any additional questions or to schedule an accessibility tour.

Yes! The River Fox Train has several restrooms available onboard.

No, in keeping with health and safety regulations, we cannot allow outside food or drink on the train. We always have alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks available at our onboard Concession Car. Select excursions offer pre-sale meal selections or onsite purchase options.

We allow dogs on select excursions. Dog tickets are available on the online booking page.

Yes! Groups of 20 or more are eligible for a 20% discount, if booked under the same reservation. Please contact our reservations team at 1-800-866-1690 to inquire about group rates.

Yes! We love to have folks celebrate onboard. Please contact the Events team at 916-846-3109 to seek availability.

Absolutely! Large parties can upgrade to a private car. Please contact the Events team at 916-846-3109 to seek availability.

Absolutely! Large parties can upgrade to a private car. Please contact the Events team at 916-846-3109 to seek availability.

The River Fox Train is a family-owned and operated business that is not affiliated with the California State Railroad Museum. If you want to learn about trains and the history of California’s railroads, the California State Railroad Museum is the place to go. If you’re looking for a unique venue for a variety of memorable experiences, look no further than the River Fox Train!

No. All of our trains have diesel-powered locomotives. If you want to see vintage trains in action, consider making a weekend trip to our sister railroad in Mendocino County, the Skunk Train.

The train has a maximum capacity of 300 guests. The maximum capacity may vary based on the experience.

No. Federal regulations and regional fire codes strictly prohibit smoking, even in the outdoor cars.