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SAN LUIS OBISPO TRAIN DAYS

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Saturday, May 9th, 2015, is the kickoff day of SAN LUIS OBISPO TRAIN DAYS.  We will be celebrating it in San Luis Obispo at the SLO Railroad Museum with food, music, a railroad swap meet, kid’s activities and more.  Don’t miss the Christening Party at 1 pm for our 1926 Cafe-Lounge car, built by Pullman.  It was used for many years by a private owner to run excursions and was called La Condesa.  On Train Day, we will be breaking the traditional bottle of champagne to christen it with its new name, La Cuesta, chosen to reflect its new life here on the Central Coast.  Contact Diane at media@slorrm.com with any questions or to reserve swap meet space.

10:00 AM:      EVENT OPENS, Museum Opens-Model Railroad Opens

SWAP MEET Starts on Museum Platform and RR films start in Presentation Area

GUIDED WALK of the SLO Railroad Historic District. Join experienced local Sierra Club leader, Joe Morris, in a stroll past fifteen sights in the old commercial district, depot area, and century-old boardinghouses. He will tell stories about the heyday of the Southern Pacific during the steam age, the 1890s to 1950s, when the SP dominated public life, transforming SLO from a cow town to a boomtown. Children welcome. No charge or reservations needed. Meet at Gus’s Grocery, corner of Osos and Leff Streets. Done about 11:30 AM

COFFEE & PASTRIES for sale by Rancho BBQ Company at North End of Museum

10:30AM:       CHOO CHOO STORYTIME in the Museum’s Childrens’ Area

11:00AM to ??: TRI TIP AND BBQ lunches for sale by Rancho BBQ Company

11:30 AM:      EMILY STREET TOUR with Brad LaRose, assemble at north end of the platform

12 Noon:       Joe Carotenuti from the History Center of SLO presents “HOW THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC GOT TO SAN LUIS OBISPO” – in Museum’s Presentation Area

1:00 PM:       LA CUESTA CHRISTENING CEREMONY at South End of Platform

1:00, 1:55, 3:20, 3:22PM: AMTRAK TRAINS roll past the Museum’s back platform

2:00 PM:       EMILY STREET TOUR with Brad LaRose, assemble at north end of the platform

4:00 PM:       EVENT & MUSEUM CLOSES

Details

Date:
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://slorrm.com

Venue

San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
1940 Santa Barbara Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 United States
Phone:
805-548-1894
Website:
slorrm.com

Organizer

San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
Phone:
805-548-1894
Email:
media@slorrm.com
Website:
slorrm.com