CCRRF in the News

October 8, 2017 - SLO Tribune reports on Jim Gregory's talk: Local author tells history of SLO County’s "desperados, vigilantes and bootleggers" set for October 14th at the SLO Railroad Museum, 11am

October 13, 2016 - Mustang News video report: SLO residents find out how they got on the map

September 10, 2016 - press release: 2016 Central Coast Railroad Festival

September 30, 2015 - We got some nice write-ups in the History Center's newsletter, an Amtrak e-blast, and the SLO Downtown Association's e-newsletter.

September 28, 2015 - SLO Tribune: San Luis Obispo made Southern Pacific an offer it could not refuse (mentions CCRRF dates and website)

September 10, 2015 - All Aboard for the 2015 Central Coast Railroad Festival

September 10, 2015: The September issue of Central Coast Family features the Central Coast Railroad Festival

September 9, 2015 - "SLO Railroad Museum to host Central Coast Railroad Festival" in the Paso Robles Daily News

July 19, 2015 - Sixth Railroad Festival set for October 1st to 4th throughout San Luis Obispo County

April 18, 2014 - San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum to offer National Train Day Activities

October 10, 2013 - SLO Tribune: SLO Railroad Museum's grand opening set for Saturday

October 9, 2013 - LA Times: California: Railroad Museum is San Luis Obispo's newest landmark

October 5, 2013 - SFGate: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum grand opening

October 4, 2013 - Time Press Recorder: Railroad Festival ready to roll

October 3, 2013 - The Tribune (SLO): Trains inspire David Holt

October 2, 2013 - The SLO Journal Plus October issue has a CCRRF cover photo and a complete schedule with pictures (pp. 30-31)

October 1, 2013 - Central Coast Railroad Festival Adds Vintage Excursions to Lineup of Major Stars and Museum Opening

September 30, 2013 - Central Coast Railroad Festival Features History Programs, Model Layouts and Free Family Fun

September 30, 2013 - KCOY TV spots: YouTube1, YouTube2

September 28, 2013: The October issue of Central Coast Family features the Central Coast Railroad Festival

September 25, 2013: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum Announces Details for Grand Opening on October 12th: PDF

September 17, 2013 - Central Coast Railroad Festival Features Vintage Excursions and Special Concert/Film Events in Historic Venues

September 16, 2013 - The Tribune (SLO): Train Station dedication, World War II week by week

September 3, 2013 - Santa Maria Times: 'Stars' booked for Central Coast Railroad Festival

August 29, 2013 - The Tribune (SLO): Building the railroad to Harford Pier

August 26, 2013 - 5th Annual Central Coast Railroad Festival Announces Major Stars, Vintage Excursions, Sponsors and more

April 4, 2013 - National Train Day Events Announced for the Central Coast on May 11th

March 29, 2013 -
San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum Announces Grand Opening for October 12, 2013: Long Anticipated Opening to Take Place at the Museum's New Home in the Historic SLO Freight House

March 29, 2013 - Times Press Recorder: Boxcars moved to SLO Railroad Museum in preparation for the museum's grand opening during the 5th annual Central Coast Railroad Festival set for October 10-14, 2013.

January 21, 2013 - Santa Maria Times: Railroad Festival expands excursions

January 18, 2013 - The Tribune: Daylong rail getaways combine Central Coast scenery and wine

October 12, 2012 - Time Press Recorder: Model railroads roll at Oceano Depot

October 6, 2012 - A Union Pacific Railroad press release: San Luis Obispo, Calif., Awarded Membership in Union Pacific's Train Town USA Registry

October 5, 2012: Santa Maria Times: Railroad Festival highballing through Central Coast.

October 3, 2012: The Tribune: San Luis Obispo to be named Train Town by Union Pacific.

September 19, 2012: KCOY/FOX11 to run CCRRF video spot.

September 1, 2012: 4th Annual Central Coast Railroad Festival: Chugging Towards Your Town October 4th to 8th! Travel Paso.

May 9, 2012: CCRRF Excursions for National Train Day make national video: TrainTalk.TV. The CCRRF portion is about 1:30 into the clip.

May 8, 2012 - Train Day Family Excursion starts, ends at Grover Beach station, Santa Maria Times

April 27, 2012 - Central Coast Railroad Festival Announces Rail Excursions on National Train Day and Beyond

April 23, 2012 - Tasty ride in store at Wine Rail Excursion (Paso Robles Press)

March 28, 2012 - SLO Railroad Museum Fundraiser to Feature Disney Railroad History and Rides on Disneyland Passenger Coaches

March 19, 2012 -
Cal Poly Press Release: Cal Poly to Present April 22 Faculty Recital: "Railroads and Cabaret"

October 14, 2011 - Times Press Recorder: "All aboard: Railroad Festival rolls through county"

October 14, 2011 - Adobe Press: "Events feature trains of all sizes for all ages"

October 11, 2011 - Cal Coast News: "Central Coast Railroad Festival, event photos"

October 7, 2011 - Santa Maria Times: "Railroad Festival has full head of steam"

October 7, 2011 - Times Press Recorder: "Ice cream social to have railroad theme"

October 5, 2011 - Mustang Daily article: Central Coast Railroad Festival to offer railroad-themed festival

October 4, 2011 - Listed on TrainTalk.TV's Railway Weekender

September 30, 2011 - Press Release: Central Coast Railroad Festival Announces Final Programs and Releases Full Schedule of Activities. Lectures, Expanded Concerts and Family Train Ride Announced for Festival to Take Place October 6th - 10th

September 29, 2011 - Press Release: History Center Launches Podcast Walking Tour at Central Coast Railroad Festival. Historic Railroad District Launches Leading Edge Podcast

September 25, 2011 - SanLuisObispoVacations.com: Celebrate a Pioneering Spirit, Historical Innovations and the Romance of Life on the Rails.

September 21, 2011 - YouTube video that KCOY TV will be airing.

September 16, 2011 - CCRRF Press Release: Central Coast Railroad Festival Adds Concerts, Excursions, Family Events and Model Layout Tours. Major Sponsors Announced for 3rd Annual Festival to Take Place October 6th - 10th

August 13, 2011 - CCRRF Press Release: Central Coast Railroad Festival Chugging into SLO County October 6-10, 2011. Third Annual Fest to Feature Modeling, Pacific Coast Railway History, Local Excursions and Big Fun! Festival Hotels and Initial Sponsors Announced.

February 21, 2011 - GARRS Press Release - Great American Railroad Show Approaching San Luis Obispo - On Time Arrival on March 18-27; Stage Show will include Music, Humor, History, Films, Melodrama & Special Effects; Tickets Now On Sale - Cast Announced

January 27, 2011 - New attractions added to free event (Times Press Recorder) - the CCRRF supports the SLOMRA Train Days (Jan 29-30) at the Oceano Depot by donating auction items.

December 18, 2010 - CCRRF Press Release - Great American Railroad Show Chugging into San Luis Obispo in March 2011

October 21, 2010 - Unique blog post focusing on the music from the festival: A Concert Can Change One's Perspective

October 15, 2010 - Cal Coast News: Rail and Wine Tour, event photos

October 12, 2010 - In the Santa Maria Times: Price House honors volunteers with community ice cream social as part of the CCRRF.

October 9, 2010 - On MSNBC.com: Lego train inspires kids at Central Coast Railroad Festival.

October 9, 2010 - In the SLO Tribune: Photos: Central Coast Railroad Festival.

October 8, 2010 - KSBY-TV story on Mark Assi's LEGO layout.

October 6, 2010 - KCOY/Fox Broadcast from the PB&J Railroad promoting this weekend's CCRRF.

October 6, 2010 - SLO County Roundup gave top billing to the CCRRF.

September 30, 2010 - Second Railroad Festival set in the Times Press Recorder

September 29, 2010 - CCRRF Press Release - Family Events and History Programs at the Central Coast Railroad Festival, Fifty Events in Ten Cities from October 7th through 11th

September 28, 2010 - The South Coast Railroad Museum announces its members will be presenting interpretive programs between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo aboard Amtrak's Coast Starlight during the CCRRF

September 27, 2010 - 2nd Central Coast Railroad Festival in the Santa Maria Times and Friday's Adobe Press

September 23, 2010 - Railroad Festival highballing toward Central Coast in the Times Press Recorder

September 21, 2010 - Central Coast Railroad Festival Taking Shape for October 7th to 11th on KCOY News Santa Ynez Valley

September 17, 2010 - Central Coast Railroad Festival October 7-11 on SanLuisObispoCounty.com

September 15, 2010 - CCRRF Press Release - Central Coast Railroad Festival Taking Shape for October 7th to 11th; Special Focus on Model Layouts, Concerts, Rail Excursions and a Tribute to Loren Nicholson

September 9, 2010 - Second Railroad Festival set in the Times Press Recorder

August 11, 2010 - CCRRF Press Release - Central Coast Railroad Festival to take place October 7-11; Second Annual Festival to Focus on Modeling, History and Rail Excursions

May 13, 2010 - Some coverage of Central Coast National Train Day activities:

April 20, 2010 - CCRRF Press Release - National Train Day Events and Amtrak Trips - May 8th - SLO, Guadalupe and Paso Robles

January 5, 2010 - Check out these YouTube videos from the 2009 CCRRF:
One of several evening news reports:

January 2010 - Charter Channel 2 will continue running Joan Sullivan's 60-minute coverage of the CCRRF during the last two weeks of January. December 2009 - Charter Channel 2 will feature Joan Sullivan's 60-minute coverage of the CCRRF. Copies will be for sale.
Tuesdays at 7:30pm
Wednesdays at 2:00pm
Thursdays at 8:00am

November 4, 2009 - SLORRM's Coast Mail features CCRRF happenings

October 15, 2009 - "Central Coast Railroad Festival" (PDF, 3.8mb) in the Coast News (cover and more pics pages 12-13)

October 12, 2009 - "All aboard at the Railroad Festival" in the Santa Maria Times

October 12, 2009 - "Photos: Central Coast Railroad Festival" in the SLO Tribune

October 10, 2009 - "Central Coast railroad festival comes to San Luis Obispo" on KSBY

October 9, 2009 - "Central Coast Railroad Festival fun for the whole family" on KSBY

October 9, 2009 - "All aboard: Railroad Festival gets under way" in the Santa Maria Times

October 8, 2009 - "Central Coast Railroad Festival in San Luis Obispo County tracks rich history" in the SLO Tribune

October 4, 2009 - Full-page ad in SLO Tribune. More...

October 4, 2009 - Central Coast Railroad Festival set to debut (San Francisco Chronicle).

September 29, 2009 - CCRRF Press release. More...

September 29, 2009 - CCRRF TV ad (YouTube).

September 28, 2009 - 1st Annual Central Coast Railroad Festival (RailPAC).

September 25, 2009 - Dates set for first Central Coast Railroad Festival (Adobe Press).

September 23, 2009 - A Tribune "Photos from the Vault" (produced by David Middlecamp) article titled, "Closing the Gap, Cuesta Grade and the Railroad".

September 22, 2009 - CCRRF Press release. More...

September 16, 2009 - A Tribune "Photos from the Vault" (produced by David Middlecamp) article titled, "Khrushchev visits San Luis Obispo" train station.

September 13, 2009 - A SLO Visitors and Conference Bureau activities page containing a CCRRF picture and entry ran in the Fresno Bee and a similar page will run in the Bakersfield paper next week. PDF (1.2mb)

September 10, 2009 - A Tribune "Photos from the Vault" (produced by David Middlecamp) article titled, "Roundhouse demolished".

September 7, 2009 - A Tribune "Photos from the Vault" (produced by by David Middlecamp) article titled, "Southern Pacific Railroad Depot Destroyed" includes a reference to the CCRRF.

July 29, 2009 - CCRRF Press release. More...

March 12, 2009 - Tolosa Press article covers the CCRRF concept. More...