Don't miss the California Railroad Museum in Old Town Sacramento. With restored engines, dining and sleeping cars, the golden spike, a mail car, model trains, and more, there's something to interest everyone. Friendly, informative docents are located throughout, explaining points of interest and answering questions. My favorite was the dining car, filled with displays of the china and menus from the glory days of transcontinental travel. Other favorites with our group included the high speed car, and the cab forward engine. Plan several hours for a visit -- the place is huge!