A very exciting event will take place in Folsom, CA Saturday Oct. 15, 2005. The opening of Sacramento Regional Transit District's extension of light rail service begins. Ironically, this event is only four months away from the 150th birthday of the west's first railroad, the Sacramento Valley Rail Road (February 22, 2006).
A parade will meet the incoming train carrying 400 dignitaries! Speeches of course. Then an ice cream social. The 1875 J. W. Bowker steam locomotive will be on the historic turntable nearby, thanks to the California State Railroad Museum. Handcar rides will be available. Buffalo Soldiers, Wells Fargo Stage, Mountain Men, Chinese Herbalist, Pony Express Riders, Blacksmithing, Gold Panning, the grand re-opening of the Folsom Powerhouse, music and more.