October 2, 2015
Friday: Roundtable, Walking Tour, SLO Library
The Jack House hosted a lunch-time Railroad Roundtable where some of SLO railroad historians and afficionados gathered to talk about preservation and use of railroad history for the area. Earlier in the day, Joe Morris led a walking tour around the Railroad Historic District. There was considerable action at the SLO Library as well with Joe Carotenuti's talk about R. E. Jack and his railroad interests, and continued layout display by the Orange County "N"-Gineers and a photography display by Rich Hansen and Brian Lawler.
Local Sierra Club leader, Joe Morris, led a guided stroll past fifteen sights in the old commercial district, depot area, and century-old boardinghouses.
It got busier today at the SLO Library for the Orange County "N"-Gineers.
The SLO Railroad Museum was open Friday morning.
At the Jack House: "What We Know, Where We Go". Scholars and students of railway history on the Central Coast met at rail entrepreneur R. E. Jack's 1878 house to give presentations and discuss the future of scholarship and preservation efforts. The program included a tour of the Jack House and a preview of the exhibition on Jack's unbuilt Morro Bay/Bakersfield railroad and Paso Robles/San Joaquin auto line.