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September 27, 2017


Great Family Fun! October 13-15.
Many Events are Free!

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  • Festival Schedule
  • Many thanks to this year's CCRRF Major Sponsors: Amtrak - Union Pacific - Santa Maria Valley Railroad - City of San Luis Obispo
  • Amazing Model Train Layouts. Model Railroad Layout Tour #53 organized by the Model Railroads of Southern California. This tour includes over 20 different layouts, at various locations from Lompoc on the south to Atascadero on the north, covering many scales and eras at both private and public sites. Details here.
  • Numerous Events and Exhibits at County Libraries and the SLO Railroad Museum.
  • Z-scale Model Railroad Layouts will be featured on Saturday at Beda's Biergarten (phone 805-439-2729) on 3230 Broad Street in San Luis Obispo (at the intersection with Orcutt Road) from noon until 8 pm. Beda's Biergarten serves genuine German beer directly from the taps as well as great German food for lunch, snacks and dinner. In addition, you may follow Beda's Biergarten on Facebook. Also, on October 14th, there will be live accordion music from noon until 8pm at Beda's Biergarten for your listening and entertainment pleasure.


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  • Festival Details at the Museum: Click on the link for 3 days of activities at the Museum.
  • NOTE: CCRRF Email Subscribers (you) are invited to join the SLORRM broadcast email list. Receive periodic messages from the SLORRM in The Freighthouse E-Newsletter which highlights special events, news items, ongoing programming, new displays and volunteer opportunities. These emails are specific to SLORRM activities and are published about once a month. (
  • Regular Museum hours are every Saturday from 10am to 4pm. (Small admission fee charged for nonmembers.)
  • Film: "Midnight Limited", October 28, 2017, 3pm, included with Museum admission, introductory remarks about Pullman cars and railroad police.
  • Boy Scout Merit Badge Program, details
  • Visit the Museum during December to view special Holiday displays and model trains! Santa arrives by train on December 2, 2017 at 2:30pm.


  • The Oceano Depot in Oceano is open every Sunday from 1-3pm. (
  • Year-Round Calendar: A Central Coast Railroading Calendar offers up-to-date listings for all rail events in our area:

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