For more of the rail thing, visit one of these other regional train museums:
California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento. Countless exhibits and train rides during the summertime. For more information: 916-445-6645 or www.csrmf.org.
Nevada State Railroad Museum, 2180 S. Carson St. (Highway 395) in Carson City. Tourists can ride steam trains weekdays from mid-May through September, with special events. For more information: 775-687-6953 or www.nsrm-friends.org.
Western Railway Museum, about 12 miles east of Interstate 80 on Highway 12, between Fairfield and Rio Vista, Calif. Specializes in interurban railcars and includes rides into the surrounding country. For more information: 707-374-2978 or www.wrm.org.