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SAN LUIS OBISPO TRAIN DAYS
Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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