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The Bride of Pinacate

A Haunted Railway Experience

Do you know the tale of the Bride of Pinacate?  Did you know she haunts the Southern California Railway Museum and has for over 135 years? It begins where it ended in 1885, when a young, widowed bride, distraught with grief, walked the rails searching for her departed husband.  Tragedy transpired again when the bride was struck down right there on the tracks, near where her home still stands today.  Our engineers and conductors know her well as she walks the route, wailing in grief, in search of her long-lost love.

“Women weep
And men turn to stone
On All Hallows’ Eve
When the Widow roams

She waits by the tracks
Beckoning souls to follow
She rides a phantom train
To pain and sorrow

If you hear the whistle blowing
Close your eyes, count to ten
Her siren song is on the wind
The Bride of Pinacate comes again”

Do you know the tale of the Bride of Pinacate?

Join us at the Southern California Railway Museum to uncover what secrets she left behind! “The Bride of Pinacate” is a Halloween themed theatrical event performed on a moving train.  In addition, other Halloween activities will be available. Attendees are encouraged to explore the museum grounds before and after their experience, where surprises lurk in dark and unexpected places.

Upcoming Dates/Showtimes:

  • October 2023
  • 6:00PM, 7:30PM & 9:00PM
Postponed to 2023


  • Parking is FREE
  • Entry to Open Museum Exhibits, Photo Opportunities, and Halloween Activities are included.

Tickets Will Be Available Online for 2023 Event

  • $25 for Adults 12 years of age and older
  • $15 for Youths aged 3-11
  • Ages 2 & under Free with Adult