Current and Upcoming Railroad Events Listings
- MUSEUM GRAND OPENING !!! -
During the ceremony on Saturday, century-old box cars and the freight house decorated with red, white, and blue bunting and balloons will serve as the backdrop for this festive celebration. The event will feature comments from SLORRM board members, a Union Pacific representative, and San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx. Local Boy Scouts will present the American flag, and the ceremony will start with the singing of the National Anthem. A city proclamation and ribbon cutting will close the ceremony, followed by free cake. The Central Coast Brass will perform railroad tunes and patriotic music before, during, and after the ceremony.
Saturday afternoon in the museum will include programs on railroad watches and a reading of the children's book Engine Number Ten by the book's author Rose Ann Woolpert. Railroad filmmaker Robert Van Camp will sign his rail tourist books and DVDs. Author Marilyn Darnell and historian Joe Carotenuti will talk about San Luis Obispo’s founding fathers and their efforts to bring the South Pacific Railroad into town.
The event will also feature operating model railroads, historical and interactive displays, musical performances from BanjerDan the Banjo Man and the Central Coast Brass, children's activities that include Ballooney the Clown, lectures, and tours. Attendees can ride on railroad motor cars on the display track located trackside behind the museum. Union Pacific plans on bringing in a special engine for display. Railroad information booths, food, beverages, and ice cream will also be available.
On Friday morning, historian Joe Morris will lead a walking tour of the Historic San Luis Obispo Railroad District. On Sunday afternoon the Museum's presentation area will feature railroad industry presentations by the Santa Maria Valley Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad Company, and the Federal Railroad Administration.
- Historic Railroad Motorcar "Speeder" Rides on the Museum's Railroad Display Track ($3 donation)
1940 Santa Barbara Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA
Phone: (805) 548-1894
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
5th Annual Central Coast Railroad Festival
The Fifth Annual Central Coast Railroad Festival is set for October 10-14, 2013 in the heart of the California Central Coast. A variety of events and activities will
take place at various venues and railroad locations throughout San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara Counties. The Central Coast Railroad Festival is a family friendly
event designed to please both the casual train buff and the avid rail fan. Attendees will be able to celebrate rail's history and future while participating in all types of modeling,
various train rides, exhibits, ceremonies, dedications, historical presentations and special programs. Numerous rail organizations, historical societies, libraries and tourist attractions
will be involved with the events. Amtrak rides along the beautiful Central Coast beaches and through the spacious hillsides will also be available. The festival events will all happen
within the backdrop of the Central Coast's wonderland of rolling hills, wineries, beaches, missions and castles!
Museum Work Day
- MEMBER HELP WANTED -
Please MEMBERS ONLY due to insurance requirements.
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Museum Work Day: Every 1st Saturday of the Month - C'mon Out! - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm