California Railroad Museum

Dear friends,

On Sunday my son and I were forced down from the mountains early by a huge snow storm, so we took the opportunity to call in at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento on our way back to San Francisco. The museum isn’t huge, and as it was winter they didn’t have any locomotives in steam, but what they do have is a glorious celebration of the pioneering years of rail in California. Lots of lovely shiny brass; almost too shiny in a way – these engines somehow don’t quite as seem real to me as they would have if they’d been a little more dirty. But they’re still wonderful nonetheless.