Completed in 1911, the Woodland Branch is a 16-mile stretch of railway that connects West Sacramento with Woodland, California. At the branch's peak, passenger trains were running eight times a day, nine times on leap-days, but it all came to an end in 1940 with the start of World War II. The tracks were still used for freight, but it would be more than 60 years before passengers began using the railway again with any frequency. When the scenic stretch of rail was absorbed by the Sierra Railroad Company in 2003, it wasn't long before it took the name Sacramento RiverTrain and began running luxury coaches complete with rattan furniture, wood paneling, and state-of-the-art sound systems. Today, passengers board these trains to savor Sunday brunch, murder-mystery dinners, and other events while train tracks softly clack in the background.
Since 1966, Swift Chrysler Jeep Dodge Kia's certified technicians have lifted the spirits of downtrodden foreign and domestic vehicles and their owners, all the while selling a massive inventory of used and new cars. In an attempt to offer an incredibly customer-friendly shopping experience, this massive inventory is listed online in an easily browsable format. Visitors of the dealership can also stop in to kick the tires, daydream about how many marshmallows they can stuff into each single car, and check out the dealership’s amenities. Shuttle service, rental vehicles, and a complementary loaner-bicycle program ensure no customer gets stranded, while a comfortable lobby with coffee, snacks, and wireless Internet allow customers to relax while tikes let loose in a children's playroom.
Vander Hamm Tire Center's team of mechanical tinkerers recalibrates under-hood humors during their standard oil changes. Pull horseless carriages into one of Vander Hamm’s eight service bays for up to five quarts of fresh fluids, as new lubricant forms a protective barrier against engine breakdown, clogging sludge, and sparkplug-stealing raccoons. Vander Hamm's car custodians also replace your worn-out filters and ferry your old oil safely to its eternal resting place. Once engines are sufficiently slicked, technicians check tire pressure and snoop through a 12-point inspection, scrutinizing vehicle surfaces in search of potential safety issues and hidden messages in license-plate numbers. Each vehicular sprucing lasts 45 minutes to an hour, giving drivers down time to practice mind-soothing relaxation techniques or stress-inducing cougar juggling.
River City Car Wash's car-grooming acumen is evident in the polished frames of vehicles emerging from its automated conveyers and detailing stations seven days a week. The 140-foot wash tunnel lavishes cars with pinpoint doses of soaps and dressings, and painstaking technicians rescue filthy surfaces with shampoo and Blue Coral cleaning products. The shop’s car-care commitment extends to it Mobil lube center, which tends to auto innards with services ranging from oil changes to maintenance. The wash compound upholds its environmental mission with an in-house recycling system, which saves water from being wasted or forced to find seasonal work as a snow cone. In addition to restoring shopworn autos, technicians also help the community at large, opening their doors to charitable organizations in search of fundraising opportunities.
While a large ASE-certified logo announces their pedigree to the world, Sierra Hart Auto Center’s technicians busily service foreign and domestic vehicles beneath one of the facility’s many service bays. They deliver performance-enhancing boosts such as oil changes and full-scale repairs to keep cars in tiptop shape. Comfort and durability are locked in as the techs tweak faulty air-conditioning systems and radiators. And with the latest computer-diagnostic tools, they are able to determine vehicular health without waiting for the GPS navigator to cough. The center also offers 24-hour towing services and roadside assistance, as well as a free shuttle that escorts customers downtown and back while their cars are being serviced.