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Jan Marx, current mayor of San Luis Obispo, and Alan Settle, former mayor.

The Boy Scouts opened with a flag ceremony.


Andrew Merriam showing a photo of the freight house before restoration efforts began.

Liisa Stark, Union Pacific

And the ribbon is cut!

Rod Aszman

Union Pacific's No. 8087 was on display all weekend.

Ballooney the Clown


"Matteo, Enjoy, Robert Van Camp"

Robert C. Van Camp signed copies of his DVDs and Books, "Great Scenic Railway Journeys".

Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight goes past the Museum's caboose about 3:15pm.

SLO Railroad Museum

October 12, 2013
Grand Opening Celebration of the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum

The restored Southern Pacific Freight House in the SLO Historic Railroad District finally comes alive! 11:30am Dedication Ceremony. New displays, tours, history walks, model trains, presentations, hands on displays, kiddie play area, speeder rides, huge Union Pacific locomotive, informational booths, food, beverages, ice cream, music, and more!

Detailed press release. SLORRM website.

John Roskoski talks about some of his Surf photos.

The model of the Pacific Coast Railway is underway.

Larry Saslaw's N-scale Donner Pass display is a 4 foot X 22 foot ?Bend Track? modular layout. The ?Bend Track? concept is based on a two-sided module with a double mainline on both sides and an optional center divider which can serve as a scenery backdrop for both sides. When a center divider is installed, it is similar to having two traditional modules assembled back to back with no space between the two. This display has three 6-foot (two-sided) sections and one 4-foot section depicting the Overland Route in California. The layout has double-tracked scenes of the Yolo Bypass trestle near Davis, the Sierra foothills and the Sierra Nevada high country that includes Long Ravine, wooden and concrete snow sheds and the cliffs between Soda Springs and Yuba Gap.

Several presentations were given in the Museum over the course of the two days.

Brad LaRose, president of the SLO Railroad Museum, demonstrates the hand car operation.

Central Coast Brass Ensemble

Photos by Jamie Foster Photography.