National TRAIN DAY April 19th, 2009
Your train has arrived…and all of San Luis County is invited down to the San Luis Obispo train station on Saturday, May 9th, to celebrate the second annual National Train Day. The date commemorates the 140th anniversary of the driving of the golden spike that linked the east and west coats of the United States, and celebrates our railroad history and future. It’s free and open to the public, with plenty of free parking at the station. There will be refreshments, as well as paper engineer caps for kids of all ages, a scale model railroad exhibit from the San Luis Obispo Model Railroad Association, a railroad photography display by local Rich Hansen, whose photography at the SLO station won second place in Amtrak’s national competition, and musical entertainment by the youth band of the Basin Street Regulars—with some jazzy railroad themed tunes!
For more information on National Train Day go to nationaltrainday.com