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SLO Train Day

by on May.13, 2017, under Amtrak, Friends-SMVRR, SLORRM, SMVRR

Probably the 2nd largest day at the SLO Railroad Museum (behind the Central Coast Railroad Festival, perhaps). Lots of activities and people. Notables this year included a new exhibit opening of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad, a presentation by Cindy Ransick about the new book Historic Santa Maria Valley, an Amtrak talk by Dave Weisman, and considerable progress on the Museum’s model railroad.


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Coasters are Railroads, right?

by on Apr.08, 2017, under Uncategorized

The whole fam damily happened to be in Santa Cruz this weekend for a family reunion, and we just could not pass up an opportunity to ride The Giant Dipper.

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To the new Moxi via Amtrak

by on Mar.25, 2017, under Uncategorized

There’s a new exploration museum in Santa Barbara. And it’s adjacent to the train station. It’s a beautiful thing.

All the pics are here.




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Quik Trak to SB

by on Feb.11, 2017, under Uncategorized

We had a few multi-ride tickets to burn, so how ’bout a run to Santa Barbara? OK!

All the pics are here.

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Surfliner Adventure with the Cousins

by on Jan.15, 2017, under Uncategorized

Trevor and I took the kids on a Pacific Surfliner adventure today, a quick Grover-SLO-Grover trip (tickets are pretty cheap with multi-ride tickets). First weekend on the Surfliner for Stone’s new Tangerine Express IPA (gotta try it if you like IPAs). We spent our hour in SLO at Mitchell Park just 3 blocks from the train station.

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Amtrak, Santa, SLORRM

by on Dec.03, 2016, under Amtrak, SLORRM

Lynn and I took the 4 boys to see Santa at the SLO Railroad Museum. We went by train, of course. All the photos.

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