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Sacramento rail exhibit remembers the Panama Canal opening

Santa Fe Railroad advertising promoted two expositions celebrating the opening of the Panama Canal in 1915.
Santa Fe Railroad advertising promoted two expositions celebrating the opening of the Panama Canal in 1915. Courtesy of the California State Railroad Museum.

“Two Glorious Expositions, One Golden State: Celebrating the Panama Canal in 1915” at the California State Railroad Museum educates visitors about two large-scale expositions that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal in 1915 – one in San Francisco and one in San Diego. Near the exhibit, which will remain through Jan. 10, is the museum’s 9-inch gauge Overfair Railway locomotive No. 1915, constructed for one of the 1915 expositions. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $5-$10, children 5 and under free; 125 I St., Sacramento. www.csrmf.org; (916) 323-9280.

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