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San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties, California.

The Central Coast Railroad Festival (CCRRF) is a broad based festival which focuses on railroading of many types with an eye towards the beauty of the central coast of California.

2016 Festival Schedule

Last updated 9/19/16 - go here.

Many thanks to our 2016 Major Sponsors!

Santa Maria Valley Railroad
Union Pacific Railroad

Thanks to everyone who attended and/or participated in the 2015 and/or previous Central Coast Railroad Festivals! Here's a message about 2015 Highlights and Thank Yous. The Festival has included many great events and activities over the years - see the Photo Index! We welcome your feedback and suggestions for future Festivals; email us at

Next Festival: October 7-9, 2016

We're counting down to the next Festival set for October 7-9, 2016! See the Schedule!

Jack Hutchinson's 2015 CCRRF Video (10mb, mostly layouts)

2015 Rack Card: PDF.
2015 Simplified Schedule: PDF (in the 9/25 Tribune).

If you'd like to be a Participant or are interested in developing a program for the upcoming Festival, please connect with us via our Contact page.

During the days of the Festival, admission to the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum is free to holders of Amtrak tickets or receipts dated those same days.

The Festival is designed to attract the attention of avid and casual rail fans as well as curious folks from across the Western United States. It presents historical, educational and recreational events for local citizens, the area's large population of second home owners and visitors. The visibility of all local rail entities as well as railroading in general is elevated and enhanced by the Festival. A cooperative spirit is developed among all participating organizations to promote their mutual well being and to expand interest in all things rail!

Here's the current Photo Index.

Central Coast Railroad Festival from Highlight Media on Vimeo.