Discover over a hundred years of California train history from historic railways that supported the logging industry to the metropolitan transport that moves today’s residents of San Francisco around the Bay Area.

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 The Napa Valley Wine Train passing through a vineyard. Credit: Napa Valley Wine Train  Dining room aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train. Credit: Napa Valley Wine Train  The acclaimed Napa Valley Wine Train. Credit: Napa Valley Wine Train  Passengers aboard one of San Francisco's world-famous cable cars.  Credit: Library of Congress  Cable cars, an icon of San Francisco. Credit: Library of Congress  Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Credit: Jo Ackerman  ACE Train on Altamont Pass. Credit: Nathan D. Holmes

Railroading California

8 days from $5,895

Discover over a hundred years of California train history from historic railways that supported the logging industry to the metropolitan transport that moves today’s residents of San Francisco around the Bay Area.

or Call 855-330-1542

Sep 16 - 23, 2017 Departure
Frank Ackerman

Frank Ackerman

Frank Ackerman began his 32 years career with the National Park Service as a Park Ranger at Dinosaur National Park. He continued his ranger duties at Death Valley National Park before completing his career at Cape Cod National Seashore as Chief of Interpretation. Upon retirement he was invited to join the staff of Amtrak’s Adirondack and Vermonter trains as their on-board lecturer. But he missed the west and after a time returned to Nevada to become the Curator of Education at the Nevada State Railroad Museum. Located in Carson City, the museum preserves the railroad heritage of Nevada, including locomotives and cars of the famous Virginia and Truckee Railroad. Much of the museum equipment was obtained from Hollywood studios, where they were often featured in movies and television. As a California resident, Frank looks forward to joining you for this adventure through these dramatic and diverse landscapes of California and sharing with you the incredible history of these historic railways.