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Programs and Presentations

Programs and Presentations

Sunday, September 26, 2010

San Luis Obispo

1pm-3pm: Loren Nicholson Tribute and Reception plus CCRRF Preview (PDF flier), SLO Dallidet Adobe and Gardens (1185 Pacific Street, web site).

Thursday, October 7, 2010

San Luis Obispo

4pm-9pm: Festival Information and Family Activity Center SLO Library Community Room (995 Palm St. @ Osos St.) ( http://www.slolibrary.org/)

6:00pm - 7:00pm: "Southern Pacific Railroad Derailment Vandenberg AFB 1991" Presentation and photos from Paul Deis, Chief Engineer, D&P Mountain Railroad. SLO Library Community Room.

7:30pm - 9:00pm: Circle of Railroad Stories - Hear interesting train stories and share your own! - Session will led by Railroad Aficionado Bill Newell. SLO Library Community Room.

Several programs TBA - ongoing displays & Festival literature available

Friday, October 8, 2010

Paso Robles

5:00pm: History talk and walking tour around the Paso Robles Railroad Station area. Tour to discuss historic buildings, wineries and the history of the Southern Pacific in Paso. Led by Don Campbell. Starts at the Wine Wrangler.

San Luis Obispo

10am-5pm: Mark Assi's LEGO model train layout, SLO Children's Museum, San Luis Obispo. The Children's Museum will also be unveiling its new LEGO Wall and offering train crafts activities and Amtrak goodies for the children.

1:30pm-2:30pm: Railroad themed genealogy program presented by the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society. SLO Library Community Room.

3:30pm-4:30pm: Program on Railroad Time Service and History featuring a hands on historic watch display. Presented by Jerry Freedman of the Central Coast Watch Collectors Club. SLO Library Community Room.

Oceano

3:30 - Central Coast Railroad History, "Modeling the Pacific Coast Railway" Speaker: Dennis Pearson (http://www.pacificcoastrailway.com/) Oceano Depot

Avila Beach

4:00pm-5:30pm - Historic Harford Pier history walk and presentation by Brian Craig Kreowski, President of the History Center of San Luis Obispo County. Craig will discuss the history of Harford Pier, the Pacific Coast Railway operations on the Pier and the Pier's creator John Harford. Attendees will walk down the Pier and complete their experience by viewing rare historical photos at the Olde Port Inn. Meet at the Port San Luis Harbor District's new Gateway Building.

7:00pm-8:30pm -­ A discussion of the Pacific Coast Railway in Avila Beach and at Miles Station. The program will be led by Don Campbell, a regional historian who's Great Great Grandfather was the station master at Miles Station. Don will display historical photos during his presentation. Others might join in this program and everyone is invited to bring their Avila railroad stories to share! This event is being presented with support from the Port San Luis Harbor District and will take place in the upstairs meeting room at the Districtıs new Gateway Building.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

San Luis Obispo

10am-5pm: Mark Assi's LEGO model train layout, SLO Children's Museum, San Luis Obispo. The Children's Museum will also be unveiling its new LEGO Wall and offering train crafts activities and Amtrak goodies for the children.

10am-4pm Rail Celebration and Open House at the recently restored Railroad Freight House soon to be the home of the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum. Event takes place just south of the SLO Amtrak Station in the Historic Railroad District. Sponsored by the CCRRF and the SLO Railroad Museum. Event will include speeder rides, area tours, music, special displays and informational booths. SLORRM equipment will be on display at its Emily Street Yard

Walk of History Self Guided Tour Brochure (PDF, 551kb), points of interest around the SLO Amtrak station and the freight depot (SLO Historic Railroad District).

10:00am - noon: Scenery Construction workshop for kids 8 years and up. Presented by the California Central Valley On30 Modular group and supported by the Friends of the SLO Library. Students will be making a tree and a bush, installing a section of railroad track, making a dirt road with railroad crossing, installing crossing signs, adding fencing, flowers, and rocks, and placing a farm animal figure. Limited to 20 children (and their parents) Call Kristine at the SLO Library (781-5783) to make reservations or sign up at the Library. SLO Library Community Room ($6 donation requested to cover material cost - students get to keep their creations!)

10:00am-3:00pm: Research your family railroad history. Assisted genealogy research opportunities presented by the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society (http://www.slocgs.org/) SLO Library - 2nd Floor - SLOCGS Office and Library Computer Lab

10:30am-12noon: An introduction to the railroad books and resources available at the History Center of San Luis Obispo County. Session led by Joe Carotenuti and Loren Nicholson. Resource Room on the lower level of the History Center's Carnegie Library. 696 Monterey Street.

2:30pm: Train Party for the kiddies presented by the SLO Friends of the Library. Polar Express movie, activies, Amtrak gifts and snacks. SLO Library Community Room.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pismo Beach

12noon-3:00pm - Ice Cream Social and Open House with Pismo Beach railroad history programs. Ongoing PowerPoint presentation, lectures and tours covering John Price and the Southern Pacific Railroad. Indian Fry Bread Tacos. Apple Pie Raffle. Train rides, maze and bounce house for the kids. Old West, Railroad & Vintage Attire Encouraged. Price Historical Park.

Arroyo Grande

12:00 Noon: Brown Bag history luncheon. Presentation by noted area historians and authors Gordon Bennett and Loren Nicholson. Gordon will discuss Arroyo Grande's Pacific Coast Railway history and Loren will discuss the history of rail in California and Arroyo Grande as described in his book "Rails Across the Ranchos." Bring your own lunch. Drinks will be available for sale. At the South County Historical Society's Historic IOOF Hall (128 Bridge St.).

1:30pm: Railroad themed genealogy program presented by the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society. Learn of the genealogical history of local railroad families and discover how to do your own research. At the South County Historical Society's Historic IOOF Hall (128 Bridge St.).

2:00pm: Walking tour through the Arroyo Grande Village to visit various points of interest along the historic Pacific Coast Railway route. Tour led by Gordon Bennett. Meet at the railroad monument in front of the E.C. Loomis Warehouse at 415 East Branch Street. (Presently the Chameleon Home store.) Pacific Coast Railway: Points of Interest in Arroyo Grande (PDF, 272kb).

Guadalupe

10:00am-3:00pm: Guadalupe Amtrak Platform Events. Friends and representatives from the Santa Maria Valley Railroad host an open house at the historical SMVRR 210 caboose. The Rancho de Guadalupe Historical Society representatives will provide Guadalupe rail history and displays at the Platform, at their museum and in the City's historical box car. Hopefully the old Mail Car on the west side of Highway 1 will be open and have police protection for those crossing the highway.

Nipomo

Afternoon: Open House and history walks and talks, Details TBD Dana Abode. (671 S Oak Glen Ave, Nipomo)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Paso Robles

5:00pm: History talk and walking tour around the Paso Robles Railroad Station area. Tour to discuss historic buildings, wineries and the history of the Southern Pacific in Paso. Led by Don Campbell. Starts at the Wine Wrangler.