Photos from CCRRF

What's New

October 15, 2014: Changed the 2015 CCRRF date to October 1-4, 2015

May 2, 2014: Added a May 2nd Message to the Emailed Announcements page

April 18, 2014 - San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum to offer National Train Day Activities (added to the CCRRF in the News page).

February 28, 2014: Added a February 28th Message to the Emailed Announcements page

February 23, 2014: Posted a new 2014 Private Excursion flier on the Excursions page

November 17, 2013: Updated the Home and Excursions pages

October 13, 2013: Started the 2013 CCRRF Photo Index

October 11, 2013: SLO Tribune: SLO Railroad Museum's grand opening set for Saturday (added to CCRRF In The News)

October 10, 2013: Schedule updates, mostly for the Layouts Tour (two have canceled)

October 9, 2013: LA Times: California: Railroad Museum is San Luis Obispo's newest landmark (added to CCRRF In The News)

October 9, 2013: Union Pacific No. 8087 arrives for the weekend, see the Schedule page

October 5, 2013: SFGate: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum grand opening (added to CCRRF In The News)

October 4, 2013: Added a October 4th Message to the Emailed Announcements page

October 4, 2013: Time Press Recorder: Railroad Festival ready to roll (added to CCRRF In The News)

October 3, 2013: The Tribune (SLO): Trains inspire David Holt (added to CCRRF In The News)

October 2, 2013: The SLO Journal Plus October issue has a CCRRF cover photo and a complete schedule with pictures (pp. 30-31) (added to CCRRF In The News)

October 2, 2013: Updated the CCRRF Excursions information

October 1, 2013 - Central Coast Railroad Festival Adds Vintage Excursions to Lineup of Major Stars and Museum Opening (added to the CCRRF in the News page).

September 30, 2013 - Central Coast Railroad Festival Features History Programs, Model Layouts and Free Family Fun (added to the CCRRF in the News page).

September 28, 2013 - The October issue of Central Coast Family features the Central Coast Railroad Festival (added to the CCRRF in the News page).

September 25, 2013: Added a September 25th Message to the Emailed Announcements page

September 25, 2013: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum Announces Details for Grand Opening on Oct. 12: PDF

September 23, 2013: Updated the CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions information

September 20, 2013: The Schedule keeps growing... Most recent additions are the details for the Layout Tour #40 (PDF) organized by the Model Railroads of Southern California.

September 17, 2013 - Central Coast Railroad Festival Features Vintage Excursions and Special Concert/Film Events in Historic Venues (added to the CCRRF in the News page).

September 11, 2013: The Schedule keeps growing...

September 3, 2013 - Santa Maria Times: 'Stars' booked for Central Coast Railroad Festival (added to the CCRRF in the News page).

August 28, 2013: Posted Details and Application (PDF) for "Shiny Rails", the railroad art show at Art Central SLO.

August 27, 2013: Posted the initial detailed 2013 schedule at the bottom of the Schedule page

August 27, 2013: Added an August 27th Message to the Emailed Announcements page

August 26, 2013 - 5th Annual Central Coast Railroad Festival Announces Major Stars, Vintage Excursions, Sponsors and more

August 23, 2013: Considerable updates to the Excursions page as well as the Sponsors and Participants pages.

August 22, 2013: Posted a flier about the David Holt events. There's also a webpage with the same info.

August 20, 2013: Updated the CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions information

July 21, 2013: Posted initial information for the 2013 Schedule

June 5, 2013: Added a June 5th Message to the Emailed Announcements page

April 5, 2013: Updated the CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions information

April 4, 2013 - David Holt, Nationally Known Folk Musician and Storyteller Booked for 2013 Central Coast Railroad Festival! More...

April 4, 2013 - National Train Day Events Announced for the Central Coast on May 11th

March 29, 2013 - San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum Announces Grand Opening for October 12, 2013: Long Anticipated Opening to Take Place at the Museum's New Home in the Historic SLO Freight House

March 29, 2013 - Times Press Recorder: Boxcars moved to SLO Railroad Museum in preparation for the museum's grand opening during the 5th annual Central Coast Railroad Festival set for October 10-13, 2013 (added to the CCRRF in the News page).

March 24, 2013: Updated the CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions information

February 24, 2013: Updated the CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions information, including the addition of a video slide show (toward the bottom of the page)

February 13, 2013: Updated the CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions information

January 25, 2013: Added two Santa Barbara trips to the CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions page

January 23, 2013: Updated the CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions information

January 21, 2013: Santa Maria Times: Railroad Festival expands excursions (added to the CCRRF in the News page)

January 19, 2013: The Tribune: Daylong rail getaways combine Central Coast scenery and wine (added to the CCRRF in the News page)

December 19, 2012: Updated the CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions information

November 14, 2012: Updated the CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions information

October 12, 2012:

October 10, 2012: Sunday photo updates:

October 8, 2012: Posted pictures from Paul's G-scale Layout on Saturday.

October 7, 2012: Sunday photo updates:

October 6, 2012: Posted pictures from the SLO Freight House on Saturday. Also posted the UPRR press release about Train Town USA.

October 5, 2012: Santa Maria Times: Railroad Festival highballing through Central Coast (added to the CCRRF in the News page)

October 4, 2012: Posted pictures from Thursday evening's Big Booth at SLO Farmers Market

October 3, 2012: The Tribune: San Luis Obispo to be named Train Town by Union Pacific (added to the CCRRF In the News page)

September 19, 2012: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum issues press release: After 21 Years, Museum Opens Doors to Public with Open House

September 19, 2012: KCOY/FOX11 to run CCRRF video spot (added to the CCRRF In the News page)

September 19, 2012: Updated the layout tours detail/map document: PDF

September 14, 2012: The Union Pacific Railroad joined as a Sponsor

September 14, 2012: Added a rack card to the Schedule page

September 1, 2012: Added "4th Annual Central Coast Railroad Festival: Chugging Towards Your Town October 4th to 8th! Travel Paso" to the CCRRF In the News page

August 30, 2012: Updated the Schedule page (added the Layouts Tour entries)

August 29, 2012: Rabobank joins as a major sponsor for 2012

August 18, 2012: Amtrak joins as first major sponsor of 2012

August 8, 2012: Updated the CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions information

August 8, 2012: Began the Schedule page for 2012

June 4, 2012: Updated the CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions information

May 29, 2012: Added a promotional video to the CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions information page

May 13, 2012: Posted photos from the May 12th D'Anbino Wine Rail Excursion

May 9, 2012: CCRRF Excursions for National Train Day make national video: TrainTalk.TV. The CCRRF portion is about 1:30 into the clip.

May 8, 2012: CCRRF in the News: Train Day Family Excursion starts, ends at Grover Beach station, Santa Maria Times

April 27, 2012: Posted a CCRRF Press Release: Central Coast Railroad Festival Announces Rail Excursions on National Train Day and Beyond

April 25, 2012: Updated the CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions information

April 24, 2012: Paso Robles Press: Tasty ride in store at Wine Rail Excursion (added to In The News).

April 10, 2012: Added a Event flier (PDF) and a Pacific Coast Railroad brochure to the April 14th SLO Railroad Museum Fundraiser to Feature Disney Railroad History and Rides on Disneyland Passenger Coaches page

March 28, 2012: Posted SLO Railroad Museum Fundraiser to Feature Disney Railroad History and Rides on Disneyland Passenger Coaches to the CCRRF in the News page

March 22, 2012: Updated the CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions information

March 19, 2012: Posted Cal Poly Press Release: Cal Poly to Present April 22 Faculty Recital: "Railroads and Cabaret" to the CCRRF in the News page

January 10, 2012: Posted photos from the first CCRRF Wine Rail Excursion of 2012 (1/8/12)

January 2, 2012: Updated the CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions information

December 15, 2011: Posted photos from the first CCRRF Wine Rail Excursions (12/11/11)

December 5, 2011: Updated the CCRRF Press Release: Central Coast Railroad Festival Announces Monthly Wine Rail Excursions

November 27, 2011: CCRRF Press Release: Central Coast Railroad Festival Announces Monthly Wine Rail Excursions

November 23, 2011: Added Wine Rail Excursion information (details and online ordering) to the Home Page

October 24, 2011: Added photos from Darrell Nash's Sn3 Layout

October 15, 2011: Added a link on the Photo Index page to more photos at the SLOMRA website

October 14, 2011: Added two articles to the CCRRF in the News page

October 11, 2011: CCRRF in the News: "Central Coast Railroad Festival, event photos" (Cal Coast News)

October 10, 2011: Added Wayne Asbury's G-scale Layout to the 2011 Photo Index.

October 9, 2011: Added to the 2011 Photo Index:

October 8, 2011: Added to the 2011 Photo Index:

October 7, 2011: Added to the 2011 Photo Index:

October 6, 2011: Started the 2011 Photo Index:

October 5, 2011: Mustang Daily article: Central Coast Railroad Festival to offer railroad-themed festival (added to In The News).

September 30, 2011:

  • Press Release posted: Central Coast Railroad Festival Announces Final Programs and Releases Full Schedule of Activities. Lectures, Expanded Concerts and Family Train Ride Announced for Festival to Take Place October 6th - 10th.
  • Final Schedule posted.

September 29, 2011: Press Release: History Center Launches Podcast Walking Tour at Central Coast Railroad Festival. Historic Railroad District Launches Leading Edge Podcast.

September 25, 2011: Added to In the News: Celebrate a Pioneering Spirit, Historical Innovations and the Romance of Life on the Rails.

September 21, 2011

September 20, 2011: Added wine-country Amtrak Coast Starlight excursions detail to the Schedule (Sunday and Monday), including online ticket purchase links. Also added to the Participants page.

September 17, 2011: CCRRF Press Release: Central Coast Railroad Festival Adds Concerts, Excursions, Family Events and Model Layout Tours. Major Sponsors Announced for 3rd Annual Festival to Take Place October 6th - 10th

September 16, 2011: Updated the 2011 Schedule page.

September 15, 2011: Added model layout tours to the 2011 Schedule page. Details (PDF).

September 11, 2011: Updated the 2011 Schedule page.

September 10, 2011: Updated the 2011 Sponsors page.

August 16, 2011: Started the 2011 Sponsors and Participants pages.

August 13, 2011: CCRRF Press Release: Central Coast Railroad Festival Chugging into SLO County October 6-10, 2011. Third Annual Fest to Feature Modeling, Pacific Coast Railway History, Local Excursions and Big Fun! Festival Hotels and Initial Sponsors Announced.

August 8, 2011 - Posted the start of the 2011 Schedule.

February 21, 2011 - GARRS Press Release - Great American Railroad Show Approaching San Luis Obispo - On Time Arrival on March 18-27; Stage Show will include Music, Humor, History, Films, Melodrama & Special Effects; Tickets Now On Sale - Cast Announced

January 29, 2011 - Added a video to the home page.

January 27, 2011 - New attractions added to free event - the CCRRF supports the SLOMRA Train Days (Jan 29-30) at the Oceano Depot by donating auction items.

December 18, 2010: CCRRF Press Release - Great American Railroad Show Chugging into San Luis Obispo in March 2011

November 8, 2010: A photo of the RSVP Central Coast group's Thank You! trip aboard the Coast Starlight is put on the Home page

October 21, 2010: Unique blog post focusing on the music from the festival: A Concert Can Change One's Perspective (posted on the CCRRF In The News page)

October 20, 2010: Added Donn Pardee's layout tour photos to the Photo Index page

October 14, 2010:

  • CCRRF polo shirts are now available. See the Contacts page
  • We have a winner of the train set from Central Coast Trains
 

October 12, 2010:

 

October 11, 2010 - Photos from:

 

October 10, 2010 - Photos from Sunday:

 

October 9, 2010 - Photos from Saturday:

 

October 8, 2010 - Photos from Friday:

 

October 7, 2010 - Photos from Thursday:

 

October 6, 2010 - KCOY/Fox Broadcast from the PB&J Railroad promoting this weekend's CCRRF

September 29, 2010 - CCRRF Press Release - Family Events and History Programs at the Central Coast Railroad Festival, Fifty Events in Ten Cities from October 7th through 11th

September 29, 2010 - Find the CCRRF on Facebook

September 26, 2010 - Posted photos from today's Tribute to Loren Nicholson

September 26, 2010 - Some more additions to the Schedule, mainly Avila Beach on Friday

September 23, 2010 - Railroad Festival highballing toward Central Coast in the Times Press Recorder added to the CCRRF In The News page

September 15, 2010 - CCRRF Press Release - Central Coast Railroad Festival Taking Shape for October 7th to 11th; Special Focus on Model Layouts, Concerts, Rail Excursions and a Tribute to Loren Nicholson

September 10, 2010 - Added "Model Layouts Tour #21" (PDF) to the Model Layouts page

September 6, 2010 - Significant additions to the Schedule

August 23, 2010 - Amtrak California is on-board as a 2010 Sponsor

August 21, 2010 - Added the South Coast Railroad Museum to the Participants page

August 19, 2010 - Rabobank joins the Sponsors for 2010

August 13, 2010 - Updated: Sponsors, Participants, and the Area

August 11, 2010 - CCRRF Press Release - Central Coast Railroad Festival to take place October 7-11; Second Annual Festival to Focus on Modeling, History and Rail Excursions

June 9, 2010 - Launched new web site design.

May 21, 2010 - Started the Schedule page for 2010.

May 13, 2010 - Posted coverage of Central Coast National Train Day activities on the CCRRF In The News page.

April 27, 2010 - Opened an Announcement-Only email listserv. To join, click here.

April 25, 2010 - Posted the 2010 poster and rack card images (click here)

April 20, 2010 - CCRRF Press Release - National Train Day Events and Amtrak Trips - May 8th - SLO, Guadalupe and Paso Robles

January 5, 2010 - Posted YouTube video links from the 2009 CCRRF on the In The News page

January 2010 - Charter Channel 2 will continue running Joan Sullivan's 60-minute coverage of the CCRRF during the last two weeks of January.

December 2009 - Charter Channel 2 will feature Joan Sullivan's 60-minute coverage of the CCRRF. Copies will be for sale.
Tuesdays at 7:30pm
Wednesdays at 2:00pm
Thursdays at 8:00am

November 9, 2009 - Added a couple photos to the Sunday at Oceano Depot page

November 4, 2009 - SLORRM's Coast Mail Fall 2009 issue features CCRRF happenings

October 15, 2009 - "Central Coast Railroad Festival" (PDF, 3.8mb) in the Coast News (cover and pages 12-13)

October 12, 2009 - Created a Photos Overview page indexing all events for which we have photographs

October 12, 2009 - More pics:

 

October 11, 2009 - Posted pictures from Anglim Winery and from the Train Fest at Bitter Creek Western Railroad

October 10, 2009 - Loren Nicholson spoke at the SLO Library

October 10, 2009 - It was a big day at the SLO Freight Depot

October 10, 2009 - The SLOMRA had kids building railcars at the SLO Library

October 9, 2009 - Posted pictures from several events. Click on the "Pictures..." link at the end of an entry on the Schedule page

October 9, 2009 - "Central Coast Railroad Festival fun for the whole family" on KSBY

October 8, 2009 - Tonight at the Community Room

October 8, 2009 - Central Coast Railroad Festival in San Luis Obispo County tracks rich history in the SLO Tribune

October 4, 2009 - Full-page ad in SLO Tribune. More...

October 4, 2009 - Central Coast Railroad Festival set to debut (San Francisco Chronicle).

October 3, 2009 - Classic Lanterns display now open at the SLO Library downtown branch

September 29, 2009 - CCRRF Press Release

September 29, 2009 - Several additions to the CCRRF in the News page

September 22, 2009 - CCRRF Press Release

September 22, 2009 - Added a Map to the Schedule.

September 18, 2009 - Posted a little info about the Pacific Coast Railway.

September 16, 2009 - A Tribune "Photos from the Vault" (produced by David Middlecamp) article titled, "Khrushchev visits San Luis Obispo" train station.

September 15, 2009 - Updated the Overview page.

September 14, 2009 - CCRRF Rack Card released.

September 10, 2009 - A Tribune "Photos from the Vault" (produced by David Middlecamp) article titled, "Roundhouse demolished".

September 7, 2009 - A Tribune "Photos from the Vault" (produced by David Middlecamp) article titled, "Old SP depot at end of the line" includes a reference to the CCRRF.

September 5, 2009 - Updated the Schedule page.

September 4, 2009 - Recent SLOMRA flyer details three CCRRF activities. Click here (PDF, 2mb).

August 29, 2009 - Updated the Schedule page.

July 29, 2009 - CCRRF Press Release. Also, updated the Schedule

May 9, 2009 - National Train Day at the San Luis Obispo Amtrak station.

April 21, 2009 - Updated the Schedule and the Participants pages.

March 27, 2009 - The second CCRRF organizational meeting is set for Wednesday, April 8th. The 6:00pm meeting will be held at the PG&E Community Center at 6588 Ontario Road in the Avila Area. Discussion topics will include scheduling of events and development of a steering committee.

March 12, 2009 - Tolosa Press article covers the CCRRF concept. More...

March 8, 2009 - First draft of the web site.

February 18, 2009 - The first CCRRF gathering of local railroad interests occurs.