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Patti Sullivan.

Kevin Patrick Sullivan, poet laureate of SLO.

The Pacific Coast Railway display at the History Center.

Curtiss Johnson, co-author of "The Pacific Coast Railway: Central California's Premier Narrow Gauge".

Photos by Jamie Foster Photography.

Poetry and the PCRy

October 2, 2015

Friday Night: Railroad Poetry, PCRy

Arts Obispo's Art After Dark this evening boasted three railroad-related venues. Two are pictured here. First, at the Jack House, a delightful hour of railroad poetry readings was held in the living room followed by a brief reception in the kitchen and a guided tour of the house. A 63-page booklet of railroad poems was assembled for the event and is available at the Jack House for $10. And over at the History Center of San Luis Obispo County, Curtiss Johnson, PCRy author and expert, swapped stories with attendees at the SLO Railroad Museum's Pacific Coast Railway display, "Why a Railroad to Avila?". (The other venue was the SLO Library, see those photos here from Thursday evening.)

First, the railroad poetry at the Jack House...

Nothing like a rousing chorus of "Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill"!

Jerry Douglas Smith, poet laureate of SLO.

Coco de Casscza.

T. C. West.

The story of this piano is incredible, literally. They'll tell you all about it in their tour, offered on Sunday afternoons for a $5 donation.

Then the Pacific Coast Railway display at the History Center.