– The San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum will be hosting the 2015 Central Coast Railroad Festival from Oct. 1 – 4. The festival spotlights several types of railroading in the heart of the California Central Coast, including: rail history, exhibits, programs, music, safety education, art displays, rail excursions, and model railroading of all types.
Activities will take place at railroad, historical and educational locations throughout San Luis Obispo County. The Railroad Festival is designed for both, “casual train buffs” and, ‘avid rail fans” as well as delight tourists and locals of all ages. Most activities will be free and all will be family friendly.
Major 2015 Festival venues in San Luis Obispo are: the SLO Railroad Museum, the SLO downtown Library, the History Center of SLO County and the Thursday Night Farmers’ Market. Festival program partners around the county include: Arts Obispo, numerous County Library branches, Cal Poly University, SLO City Parks Dept., Amtrak’s Operation Lifesaver, the Oceano Depot and the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum. The staff from the Model Railroads of Southern California will again organize the large model train layout tour. Various rail excursions for children and adults are now being developed to offer rides on the Pacific Surfliner and the Coast Starlight.
About the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
The San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum was founded as a regional non-profit educational museum for the public benefit. The museum’s mission is to preserve the railroad history of California and the Central Coast by collecting, restoring and displaying artifacts as well as operating historic railroad equipment. The museum is open on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month and, in addition to the railroad festival, also hosts other annual events such as San Luis Obispo Train Day in May and special holiday activities and displays in December.