Southern California's Excursion Train Through the Orange Groves

about us

A Historic Rail Line Revived

Our track was constructed in 1887 by the Southern Pacific Railroad, and was a part of the main line running between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Over the years millions of riders have experienced the beauty of the Santa Clara River Valley, Hollywood has used this span of rail as a scenic backdrop, and generations have fallen in love with trains. Today The Sunburst brings back some of the romance of rail travel, with regular excursions through the orange groves, magical holiday trains, one-of-a-kind event trains, and our unique Railbike Experience.

Our Experiences

Year-Round Fun for the Whole Family

Whether it’s our regular weekend Orange Grove Excursion, our Magical Christmas Train, an incredible evening with a local brewer aboard the train, or our unique Railbike Experience, there’s something here for everyone to enjoy!

Orange Grove Excursion

Experience the beauty of Ventura's orange groves, with the scenic mountain backdrop.

Seasonal Trains

A Magical Christmas Train you won't soon forget, a Pumpkin Patch Train, Easter Excursion, and so much more!

Event Trains

Local brewers, nearby wineries, incredible musician, and site-specific immersive theatre are just a few of the annual event trains we offer.


These custom-crafted two-person pedal-powered electric-assist railbikes let you have a quiet, immersive experience of the beautiful Santa Clara River Valley.


Beautiful Photos

See what others see, and get an unfiltered view of this beautiful experience.


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