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Art After Dark at SLORRM

by on Jul.07, 2017, under Amtrak, BCWRR, CCRRF, Friends-SMVRR, PBJRR, PCRR, SLORRM

The San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum (SLORRM) joined up with the SLO Art After Dark program to exhibit painters, photographers, and videographers of railroad-themed works. And there was a slideshow there of my photos. Fabulously successful event for the Museum! That’s my slideshow running in the upper-right portion of the photo. Here’s the SLORRM webpage.

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Central Coast Railroad Festival

by on Oct.08, 2015, under Amtrak, CCRRF, PCRR, SLORRM, SMVRR, UPRR

I gave a talk on the SMVRR at the SLO Railroad Museum on Saturday morning. I also gave a talk Thursday evening at the SLO Library entitled “Railroading Galore in the Greater SLO Area” (PDF of the slides). All the photos, schedule, etc. are still available at the CCRRF website. I particularly enjoyed the participation by the Jack House and the SLO History Center.


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Friends Tour the SMV History Museum

by on Feb.21, 2015, under Friends-SMVRR, PCRR, SMVRR

The Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad visited the Santa Maria Valley Historical Museum today for a private tour followed by lunch (of course) at The Swiss (just north of Main on Broadway). Photos:


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Disney’s Love of Trains

by on Apr.14, 2012, under BCWRR, PCRR

The San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum held a fundraising event at the Pacific Coast Railroad (Santa Margarita Ranch) that featured rides on the Disney coaches as well as a multi-media presentation by Michael Campbell, President of the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society. Michael spoke about the development of the Disney railroad and Walt’s love for trains. Train rides were available both before and after the presentation on the historic former Santa Fe and Disneyland Railroad “Retlaw1” passenger cars that were built in the Disney Burbank Studios and operated at Disneyland from 1955 to the early 1970’s. Proceeds from the event were for continued work on the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum in the old freight house near the SLO Amtrak station.

All the photos:

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Giddy Up Family Fun Day at the PCRR

by on Oct.23, 2011, under BCWRR, PCRR

Giddy Up Family Fun Day at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch on Sunday, October 23 from 10am to 5pm. And as usual, the trains were crewed by many Bitter Creek folks. The train photos are here: And on that page is a link to all the photos from the entire event.


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BCWRR Crews Run Trains at Savor

by on Oct.02, 2011, under BCWRR, PCRR

Plenty of Bitter Creek Western folks were on hand to run Pacific Coast Railroad trains at “Savor the Central Coast” held at the Santa Margarita Ranch. Here are the train photos:

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