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The official announcement will be made at 11am Thursday at the Sacramento Amtrak station by Steve Page, President of Sonoma Raceway and David Kutrosky, and Managing Director of the Capitol Corridor. (see press release below) for a passenger train to NASCAR on June 23rd from Sacramento to Fairfield and then over the Cal Northern to the NWP from Brazos to Sears Point. The cost is $199 round trip and will include tickets and VIP track access. 
The train will be push-pall with ten regular double deck commute cars and a snack car. The times will be announced at the Sacramento news conference. This will become an annual event. NWP petitioned the FRA for a wavier on the Brazos Bridge to operate the train because the interlocking has not been restored since vandals stole a quarter of a million dollars of cooper wire off the bridge. A FRA inspector did a visual inspection two weeks ago and OKed the bridge for the movement of special passenger train without the required interlocking. The last train to operate over this portion of the NWP was the Asti Express in 1968 sponsored buy the RLHS.. In October 1996 and 1997, Redwood Coast Tours ran passenger trains from Healdsburg to Willits. 


Sonoma Raceway, Capitol Corridor 
to Make Special Announcement 
Sonoma Raceway and the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) will announce an exciting new transportation option for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event in Sonoma. 
Thursday, April 25, 11 a.m. 

Amtrak Station, Midway Plaza, 401 I St, Sacramento 

Steve Page, Sonoma Raceway president & general manager 
David Kutrosky, Capitol Corridor managing director 

Race fans and train passengers are welcome to attend the press conference. 

A raceway NASCAR show car will be on hand and cameras are welcome to shoot b-roll of arriving/departing trains. 

Sonoma Raceway will celebrate the 25th running of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing in Sonoma at the Toyota/Save Mart 350, June 21-23. This event marks NASCAR's only visit to Northern California, and one of only two road courses on the series schedule. The race has become one of the most exciting and unpredictable on the circuit as tempers flare on the road course’s tight turns. 

Diana Brennan, (707) 933-3918 or

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Computer shows P42DC AMTK 202, Cab Car CDTX 8311, Cab Car CDTX 8307, and P42DC AMTK 133 as the locomotive consist (Cab Cars are considered locomotives).

A post on TrainOrders confirms this:

From TO user "Mudrock"

"Here is the consist of engine P42 202, Coaches 6461 Pebble Beach and 8015 Salinas Valley, 8812 Cafe Sonama Valley, Coach 8017 Tuolumne River, Cab Cars 8311 Mount Palamor and 8307 Mount Baldy, Coach Sacramento River, Cafe 8810 Owens Valley, Coach 8013 Klamath River, Coach Baggage 8203 Bodega Bay and P42 133 in Sacramento this afternoon."

here is the info I picked up from one of my "underground sources"

I believe the scheduled departure out of Sacramento is 7:45. The train is due into Suisun close to an hour after
that. Should reach Brazos between 9:00 and 9:30 and to the track no later than 10:15. Should be departing at
1630 (4:30) from the track.


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