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July 2019 Program

The next meeting of the Central Coast Chapter NRHS will be on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the South Bay Historical Railroad Society located in the Santa Clara Depot, 1005 Railroad Ave., Santa Clara. Everyone is invited to attend. 

After a short business meeting a program of railroad interest will be presented. July's program will feature photos from the May celebration of the 150th anniversary of the driving of Golden Spike in Utah. Coverage will include Union Pacific Big Boy No. 4014 and 4-8-4 No. 844 as well as activities related to the conventions of the NRHS, R&LHS, SPH&TS and UPHS. 

If you have photos you’d like to show, you can email them to program coordinator Jon Porter at -- or bring them to the meeting on a USB flash drive. If anyone has color slides, we can also provide a Carousel projector. 

Book Sale Update!

Central Coast received a donation of many railroad-related books from longtime member Conrad Gleason. The collection includes about 1000 hardcover books, and another 1000 in soft bindings. We will offer these for sale at the next several Chapter meetings. Since it is not practical to transport all of the books to the meetings, we will bring a small, random subset about 100 to each meeting.

Many of the books are listed online with prices at  We will update the list as time permits. If you wish to purchase any of these titles please send an email expressing the title or titles you wish to buy and the date you will be attending a meeting to:

Meeting Place and Time
(Santa Clara Depot 2/28/2008)
We meet each month at the historic Santa Clara CalTrain depot, 1005 Railroad Avenue, on the 3rd Friday of each month. Doors open at 7:00 and the meeting starts promptly at 7:30pm. Our monthly program starts after a short business meeting. Members and non-members are welcome! Want to do some railfanning prior to your visit? Checkout the Youtube video An An Afternoon In Santa Clara. filmed by member Ken Rattenne in June of 2016.

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