Light Rail Prepares for Zombie Onslaught

Zombie enthusiasts are gearing up for the first-ever “Zombie Train” on Friday –  a flashmob on Sacramento Light Rail, capped off by Tainted Love at the Powerhouse Pub.

Folsom is hosting its annual “Night of 1,000 Pumpkins,” in which they are soliciting the public’s help to bring 1,000 jack-o-lanterns to its historic Sutter Street. At 7:23 p.m., a trainload of brain-eating zombies is expected to arrive in search of brains and beer. All Zombie enthusiasts are encouraged to come, as well as anyone interested in attending the bar crawl, though organizers ask that the zombies not eat the children.

The Zombie Train starts in Midtown at 6:28 at the Sac Valley Light Rail station, and makes its way to Folsom, presumably picking up quite a few undead for an interesting train ride. Organizers are hoping fellow zombies will take pictures and video of their trip and post them on the Facebook page.

Once in Folsom, zombies will be checking out the pumpkins, shops, craft tents and various bars, which are expected to have drink specials for zombies in attendance. Powerhouse Pub will even be hosting Tainted Love that evening ($15 cover charge) and having a $300 zombie contest. “Throbbing Zombies” will also be on special for the undead in attendance.

Zombies are advised to find a sober friend to drive or cab it home, as the 7:23 light rail train will be the final Folsom train for the evening.  Lake Natoma Inn is also down the street for zombies who can’t make it back to their graves by sunrise.

What: The Sacramento Zombie Train
When: Friday, October 29
Where: Starts in midtown, ends in Folsom






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Jimmy Spencer has extensive experience in journalism and new media. As the founding editor of, Spencer combines his writing, reporting and editing skills to produce a "pretty good site about midtown." During the day, Spencer covers government and also covers the NBA. At night, he watches T.V. and plays on the Internet. Every now and then, he walks around his midtown neighborhood. Spencer began his professional journalism career with The Sacramento Bee, finishing his tenure with the McClatchy-owned newspaper in the new media department. Spencer moved to Connecticut where he continued his growth in new media as a writer/content producer for NBC Sports. Spencer also worked in media relations with the Sacramento River Cats, Minor League Baseball Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s. Spencer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from California State University, Sacramento where he served as Editor-in-Chief of The State Hornet campus newspaper. Spencer was raised in Marin County and currently lives in Sacramento, Calif. Spencer works in the community as a high school basketball coach in the Sacramento area.


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