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Events / Schedule

The SLO Railroad Museum is open every Saturday from 10am to 4pm. The schedule below is in reverse chronological order which puts the current events at the top and shows historical/archive items as you scroll down. Items in bold are public, those not are private.

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Every Saturday
Museum Open, 10am-4pm
October 13-15, 2017
Central Coast Railroad Festival,, see last year
October 6, 2017
Pomar Junction Wine-Rail Excursion, details...
August 4, 2017
Pomar Junction Wine-Rail Excursion, details...
August 2, 2017
Boys and Girls Club of So. SLO County, 11am, private
July 27, 2017
YMCA Tours, starting 10:30am, private
July 11, 2017
Lifelong Learning Class - PCRy, 9:30am, private
July 7, 2017
Art After Dark, local railroad artists at the Museum, 6-9pm, Details and Call for Artists
July 1, 2017
SLO County Outlaws: Desperados, Vigilantes, and Bootleggers, Jim Gregory, author, 1pm, more...
June 21, 2017
YMCA Tours, starting 1pm, private
June 7, 2017
Central Coast Classy T-Bird Club, 10am, private
May 20, 2017
Classic Auto Club Tour, 10:30am, private
May 13, 2017
SLO Train Day, 10am, photos...
May 5, 2017
Pomar Junction Wine-Rail Excursion, SOLD OUT, photos...
April 9, 2017
BSA Railroad Merit Badge Presentation/Sign-Off Day, private, photos
April 8, 2017
Private party, 2pm
March 18, 2017
Ford V8 Car Club, 10:15am, private
March 11, 2017
Phil Tillman Presents: "Bagpipes and History", 11am
March 9, 2017
North County Questers, private tour, 10:30am
March 4, 2017
Private party, 2pm
February 25, 2017
Model A Ford Club Tour, 10:30am, private
February 21, 2017
History Docent Mixer, 10:30am, private
February 11, 2017
Motorcar Operators West, Board Meeting, 2pm, private, La Cuesta
January 28, 2017
A Talk and a Movie: "The Railroad That Never Was" by Glen Matteson, and The Hurricane Express (movie), 3pm
January 7, 2017
Docent Mixer, Docent of the Year Award, 4pm, private
December 28, 2016
YMCA Tour, 1pm, private
December 26, 2016
Private party, 1pm
December 10-11, 2016
Christmas event, 3-9pm, private
December 3, 2016
Santa Arrives on Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner, 1pm, photos...
November 25, 2016
Decorating Day, 10am-4pm, docents/members only
November 17, 2016
Reception, Amtrak Honorees, photos...
November 13, 2016
Pacific Coast Railway Bus Tour. Photos...
November 9, 2016
The Villages tour, 2:30pm, private
October 29, 2016
Free Museum Admission to Anyone in Costume
October 16, 2016
BSA Railroad Merit Badge Presentation and Sign-Off, private, photos
October 7-9, 2016
Central Coast Railroad Festival,
2016 Railroad Festival at the Museum, photos...
October 7, 2016
Pomar Junction Wine-Rail Excursion, details...
September 29, 2016
Public Works mixer, private.
The Museum at SLO Farmers Market, 6pm downtown
September 17, 2016
Private Historic Railcar Excursion, details...
10am, Guiness Record Z-Scale collection at Beda's Biergarten
2pm, Guiness Record Z-Scale Reception at the Museum, photos...
August 13, 2016
Talk by Glen Matteson and "The General", 3pm, the movie will follow this talk, "Coastal Railway Guns," about the events that occurred when some railborne military guns were fired on the California coast.
August 7, 2016
Lighthouse Docents Tour, 1pm, private
June 28, 2016
YMCA Summer Program Kid's Tour, 1pm, private
June 16, 2016
Lifelong Learning Class, 9:30am, private
May 15, 2016
Remembrance for Arnold Jonas, 1pm, family and friends
May 7, 2016
SLO Train Day, photos...
May 6, 2016
Wine-Rail Excursion to Pomar Junction Winery, SOLD OUT, details..., next excursion is June 17th
May 1, 2016
Private Party, 12pm
April 24, 2016
BSA Railroad Merit Badge Presentation and Sign-Off, private
March 26, 2016
AED/CPR Training, 3-5pm, private
March 19, 2016
"World War II Arroyo Grande," Jim Gregory (author), presentation and book signing, 11am at the Museum, photos...
March 17, 2016
UP Business Special Visits SLO, photos...
March 15, 2016
CA Retired Teachers Tour, private
March 12, 2016
Private Party, 2pm
February 20, 2016
Phil Tillman Talk on Chinese in San Luis Obispo County, 10am, followed by a traditional lion dance by the Cal Poly Lion Dance Troupe, photos...
February 17, 2016
Friends-SMVRR Lifetimers Dinner/Presentation, 6pm, private
February 6, 2016
Sweetheart Special Private Railcar Excursion, story/photos...
January 23, 2016
Pacific Coast Railway Exhibit: Grand Opening and Reception, 4pm-6pm, catered, presentation by Andrew Merriam, $25 non-members, $20 members, please RSVP to Diane at 805-548-1894 or email Photos/Story...
January 10, 2016
Annual Membership Mixer, 3-5pm, members only, photos...
December 19, 2015
Office Party, private
December 18, 2015
Atascadero Christian Home Tour, private
December 12, 2015
Free Admission with a New Unwrapped Toy for Season of Hope.
Santa arrives SLO by train, 1pm, photos...
December 5, 2015
Free Admission with a New Unwrapped Toy for Season of Hope.
Grover Beach Holiday Parade, 10am, First Place!
November 27-28, 2015
Decorating for the Holidays
November 6, 2015
Pacific Coast Railway exhibit at the SLO History Center, 6-9pm. The display will be up throughout November during regular hours.
October 31, 2015
Halloween: free admission to all children who arrive at the Museum in costume, photos...
October 25, 2015
Kids' Day in the Park, O'Connell Park, Guadalupe, 11am-3pm
October 2, 2015
RAMs Tour, private
October 1-4, 2015
Central Coast Railroad Festival, photos...
September 19, 2015
Private Railcar Excursions SB<->SLO, photos...
Pacific Coast Railway show/talk by Andrew Merriam, 11am
September 12, 2015
Birthday Party, 12:30-2:30pm, private.
September 11, 2015
Morro Bay Seniors Tour, 10:30-11:30am, private.
September 2, 2015
History Center Talk and Tour, 10:30am-1pm, private.
August 14, 2015
Tiny Explorers, 11am-1pm, private.
August 1, 2015
Daylight Division of NMRA, 2-4pm, private.
July 29, 2015
Operation Lifesaver Seminar, private.
July 28, 2015
FAM Tour, 5-7pm, private, photos...
July 18, 2015
SLO Symphony Mixer, 4-6pm, private.
July 15, 2015
The Villages Senior Tour, 2-4pm, private.
July 11, 2015
Birthday Party, 11am-1pm, private.
July 4, 2015
Work Day, members only.
Templeton 4th of July Parade, photos...
June 27, 2015
Museum Open, 10am-4pm.
June 24, 2015
YMCA Summer Camp Tour, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, private.
June 20, 2015
Private Railcar Excursion SB<->SLO, photos...
June 13, 2015
Museum Open, 10am-4pm.
May 23, 2015
Museum Open, 10am-4pm.
May 18, 2015
Everyone Loves Kids Challenge (website), all day, private
May 9, 2015
San Luis Obispo Train Day, story/photos...
Museum Open, 10am-4pm.
April 25, 2015
Museum Open, 10am-4pm.
April 23, 2015
"Puttin' on the Ritz" - Gala Dinner/Auction by Friends of the SMVRR at Trilogy, photos...
April 11, 2015
Museum Open, 10am-4pm.
Tiger Boosters BBQ, 5pm, private.
March 28, 2015
Museum Open, 10am-4pm.
March 21, 2015
Reception, 4pm, private, photos...
March 14, 2015
Museum Open, 10am-4pm.
Atascadero Ford V8 Club, 10am, private.
February 28, 2015
Museum Open, 10am-4pm.
February 14, 2015
Museum Open, 10am-4pm.
January 24, 2015
Museum Open, 10am-4pm.
January 13, 2015
Annual Meeting, 6pm, Pacific Coast Railway talk by Andrew Merriam, first business meeting of 2015, members only
January 10, 2015
Museum Open, 10am-4pm.
January 9, 2015
Senior Center Tour, 10am, private.
December 27, 2014
Museum Open, 10am-4pm.
Member potluck, 4pm, bring something to share, members only.
Photos from all of December - here.
December 20, 2014
Museum Open, 10am-4pm.
December 19, 2014
Phillips 66 Contribution Ceremony, story/photos...
December 13, 2014
Holiday Open House, 10am-4pm, including running toy trains, holiday treats, and goodies in the Gift Shop - like 50% off our large and diverse selection of vintage railroad books.                                 
December 6, 2014
Decorating Party, 9am-noon, bring holiday decorations to donate, and we'll have plenty more to hang, anyone interested is invited
November 22, 2014
Museum Open, 10am-4pm
Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad Tour, 10am-Noon, photos...
Tiger Scouts Tour, Noon-1pm, private
November 20, 2014
Model A Club Tour, Noon-1pm, private
November 8, 2014
Museum Open, 10am-4pm
October 29, 2014
Museum Open House, 4-6pm, for registrants of the Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society's 34th Annual Convention (website)
October 25, 2014
Museum Open, 10am-4pm
October 24, 2014
UPRR/Phillips 66 Reception, 2-6pm, public welcome, more...
October 23, 2014
Tour Group from Reedley, 3:30 to 4:15 pm, private
October 11, 2014
Museum Open, 10am-4pm
October 4, 2014
Private Railcar Excursion SB<->SLO, photos...
October 3, 2014
Mixer, Central Coast Historical Societies, 6-8pm, private
September 27, 2014
Museum Open, 10am-4pm
September 25, 2014
Red Hat Society Tour, 10:45am-Noon, private
September 13, 2014
Museum Open, 10am-4pm
September 9, 2014
Wild Bunch Tour, 11am-Noon, private
September 6, 2014
Museum Work Day, 9am-1pm, members only
Porsche Car Club Tour, 2-3:15pm, private
August 23, 2014
Museum Open, 10am-4pm
August 13, 2014
Reception, 6:30pm, Rail Passenger Association of California (RailPAC), Coast Rail Coordinating Council (CRCC), and LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency (LOSSAN), $10 donation
August 9, 2014
Museum Open, 10am-4pm
August 2, 2014
Museum Work Day, 9am-1pm, members only, photos
July 26, 2014
Museum Open, 10am-4pm
July 12, 2014
Museum Open, 10am-4pm
July 5, 2014
Museum Work Day, 9am-1pm, members only
June 28, 2014
Museum Open, 10am-4pm
Members' Wine Reception, 4:30pm-6:30pm, story/photos.
June 14, 2014
Museum Open, 10am-4pm
June 7, 2014
Museum Work Day, 9am-1pm, members only
May 10, 2014
National Train Day, 10am-4pm, free admission all day, speeder rides ($3/person), presentations, story time, railroad-related vendor booths (flier), and walking tours. Press release. Photos.
May 3, 2014
Pacific Coast Region/NMRA Convention. Photos.
April 30 - May 4, 2014
Pacific Coast Region/NMRA Coast Rails 2014 Convention, co-sponsored by SLORRM. Sign Up now!
April 26, 2014
Museum Extra Work Day, 9am-1pm, members only
April 12, 2014
Museum Open, 10am-4pm, photos...
April 5, 2014
Museum Work Day, 9am-1pm, members only
March 1, 2014
Museum Work Day, 9am-1pm, members only
February 1, 2014
Museum Work Day, 9am-1pm, members only
January 11, 2014
Museum Work Day, 9am-1pm, members only
October 12, 2013