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Central Coast Railroad Festival

For San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum

In 2010 and 2011, the Hind Foundation granted $2,500 to the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum (SLORRM) to promote two events: the Central Coast Railroad Festival and the Rail Celebration at the Freight House.

The Central Coast Railroad Festival features events and activities at rail-related locations throughout San Luis Obispo County for one weekend each year. Its mission is to celebrate and highlight local rail history and promote rail's future by providing modeling, rides, exhibits, ceremonies, seminars, and special programs. Numerous nonprofit railroad, historical and educational organizations are featured during the Festival.

The Rail Celebration at the Freight House featured various rail-related displays, a public art dedication, Golden Spike ceremony, history walks, and lectures around the Freight House area.

Noteworthy Results

  • Increased Awareness
    Promoting the events raised awareness of the Central Coast Railroad Festival, increasing attendance at the events.

Area of Funding: Historical Landmark Restoration
Type of Funding: Supplemental Grant
Amount Funded: $2,500
Year Funded: 2010
Year Completed: 2010

About the Organization
San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
P.O. Box 13260
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
(805) 544-6531

The San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, founded as a non-profit public benefit educational museum, will preserve the railroad history of California and the Central Coast by collecting, restoring, displaying and operating historic railroad equipment.