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The west, California and Davis owes a good deal of what they are today to the Missions, the Gold Rush, the Railroads and finally the Lincoln Highway (now I-80). The rail system came through Davis in late August or early September of 1868 (accounts differ).

The railroad tracks that split up the town into neighborhoods have a number of railroad crossings over them. And of course the Amtrak station is your point of boarding for rail travel.

A quick ride on Amtrak to the east places you in Sacramento, where you can visit the [sacramento]California State Railroad Museum. Of course, Amtrak can also take you in any direction, across the country, to the Bay Area, or a beautiful trip down the Central Coast.

Sacramento Valley Historical Railways runs a steam locomotive up in Woodland.

And be sure to wear your pajamas to the train station for Pajamarino!

And don't forget local musicians Railroad Bill and the Straight Laces.

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