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Central Coast Railroad Festival
October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Price: $5.00 Adults and $3.00 children
The San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum will host the annual Central Coast Railroad Festival on October 5th, 2019, to celebrate the rich history of trains and tracks on the Central Coast. Several locations throughout the region will be open with displays all weekend. The Museum will be open 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday only.
There will be food by the Railroad BBQ Company, wine tasting by Fableist Winery, a railroad swap meet, children’s activities, a model railroad for kids to operate, Operation Lifesaver, and the Museum’s world-class model railroad. A “G-Scale” layout from the Central California Coast Garden Railroad Society will be running all weekend in addition to the Oceano Depot’s large running HO model railway. The SLO City-County Library will host running model train layouts by the Orange County N-Gineers. A tour of personally owned model railroads will last over several days. The Library will hold railroad story times over the month of September, which will include a coloring contest. The San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum will offer a prize in the contest of a round trip for a family of four from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara. Travel will occur on Amtrak’s Surfliner.
Speakers will cover topics including “Right of Way and Trackside Details”, “The Santa Maria Railroad” and “Careers in Railroading”. Local historian James Papp will lead a walking tour of the highlights of the District.
The Museum’s rolling stock includes a Diesel locomotive that once pulled trains at Camp Roberts, a Beet Gondola that used to pass through San Luis Obispo going to or from the Santa Maria Valley and more.
Contact the Museum at (805) 548-1894 for additional information. See CCRRF.COM and SLORRM.com for a complete listing of events and schedules.