September 26, 2010
Loren Nicholson was honored today at a ceremony and reception held at the SLO Dallidet Adobe and Gardens (1185 Pacific Street, SLO). Loren Nicholson is a Distinguished professor at Cal Poly; successful published writer of six books, including "Rails Across The Ranchos," featuring the Southern Pacific railroad line; noted San Luis Obispo County Historian; and local railroad aficionado.
Loren Nicholson received a lantern plaque.
CCRRF's director Curtis Reinhardt opened the program.
SLO Model Railroad Association President Jim Keating was today's emcee.
Mayor Dave Romero presented a City proclamation.
Brad LaRose, president of the SLO Railroad Museum.
Craig Kincaid presented a special song for the ocassion.
Ken Schwartz, ex-SLO Mayor, spoke.
Joan Sullivan thanked Loren.
Joseph Carotenuti is also a writer of history.
Gary Hoving, President of the South County Historical Society, addressed the audience.
Loren with Effie McDermott.
Pictures of the Dallidet Adobe and Gardens...
Today's northbound Amtrak Coast Starlight approaching SLO.
There were two private cars on the rear: Charter Club (dome) and St. James Place. Thanks to WestCoastRailForums.com for the car names.
Today's southbound Amtrak Coast Starlight leaving SLO.