New director appointed at California State Railroad Museum

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A new museum director will soon be in charge of the California State Railroad Museum. Ty Smith has been appointed as top leader of the Sacramento museum. He will be responsible for the operations and exhibits, as well as to help develop a new railroad technology museum in the historic shop building of the Sacramento railyards, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.

Smith is the operations manager at Hearst Castle, which is another property managed by the California State Parks system near San Simeon. The location draws annual attendance in excess of 700,000 people.

Smith, who begins his new role in April, says he looks forward to extending the railroad museum into the historic shops building and adding to the museum’s existing attractions.

The California State Railroad Museum has about 600,000 visitors annually and is considered one of Sacramento’s largest tourism attractions.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this report incorrectly identified Smith, he is the museum director. April 4, 2017, 11:54 a.m. Central time.

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