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The Orange County "N" Gineers will be displaying their layout Friday through Sunday of the 2016 Central Coast Railroad Festival at the downtown SLO Library. About 18 layouts will be on the 2016 Model Layout Tour, see details (PDF).

2017 Schedule

If you're looking for previous schedules:
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016.

October 13-15, 2017

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All events are FREE unless otherwise indicated here or in the details.

The 2017 Schedule is being developed. Watch here for it to magically appear. Until then, if you're not familiar with the schedules for these Festivals, please take a look at a couple - links to each year's schedule are above. For instance, here's the 2016 Schedule. There are plenty of links to photos from all those years as well. Or, just go straight to the Photo Index.

Returning and new events for 2017:

  • Model Railroad Layouts Tour (see last year). This will include these Free-Mo modeling groups:
    • Orange County N-Gineers at the City-County Library
    • Silicon Valley Free-moNers at the Sands Hotel

  • Train Story Times at San Luis Obispo County Libraries
    • Atascadero, Train Story Time, OCT 6, 10:30
    • Arroyo Grande
      • Toddler Train Story Time, TUES, OCT 10, 4:30
      • Train Story Time, WED, OCT 11, 10:30
      • Train Story Time, THURS, OCT 12, 10:30
    • Santa Margarita, Train Story Time and Craft, OCT 10, 10:30
    • San Luis Obispo
      • Toddler Train Story Time, Tues, Oct 10, 10:30
      • Train Story Time, Wed, Oct 11, 11:00
    • Cayucos, Train Story Time, Fri, Oct 13, 10:30
    • Morro Bay
      • Train Story Time, TUES, OCT 10, 10:30
      • Train Story Time, WED, OCT 11 3:30
    • Los Osos
      • Train Story Time, THURS, OCT 12, 10:30
      • Train Story Time, THURS, OCT 13, 10:30
    • Nipomo, Train Story Time, Wed, October 11, 1030am
    • Oceano, Train Story Time, FRI, OCT 13, 11:00