Celebrating Our 71st Year: 
1952 - 2023

As of July 2021 in-person Friday night meetings are back on. 
We also have a Zoom option
See the This Month'sMeeting page for Zoom parameters

The Central Coast Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, also known as the Central Coast Railway Club, is a San Jose-based railfan organization dedicated to the preservation of western railroad history with a special emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area and San Jose.

The Central Coast Chapter is a very active group of men and women. Since the club's founding in 1952, our members have studied and preserved the passing railroad scene in the form of photographs, the written word, and a growing collection of artifacts. These artifacts are documented and presented in the club's excellent monthly newsletter, the Ferroequinologist (student of the iron horse), and in the exceptional multimedia programs presented by members during our monthly meetings.

The club also directly participates in railroading by sponsoring excursions. From our first excursion on the Stockton Terminal & Eastern in 1952 to our recent June of 2011 Northern California Explorer circle trip up the famous Feather River Canyon and Inside Gateway, the club is not only documenting railroad history, but is making railroad history too. Plus, as an NRHS chapter, the Central Coast Railroad Club has proudly hosted three NRHS national conventions over the years. By continuing to participate in and record railroad activity in the 21st Century, our chapter is preserving that history for tomorrow.

Did you miss Central Coast's October 29, 2016 excurison to ride the Sierra Railway? Check out the highlights of the trip by watching a ten minute Youtube video. (Click the camera to view) 


Find our Golden State Rails excursion site on Facebook.
Join the Central Coast group nn Facebook.

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