National Railway Historical Society
Chapter Announcements & News

Monthly Meeting Announcement

Doors open at 7:00 and the meeting starts promptly at 7:30pm. On December 17 member Ray Cosyn will present a program on The “Roarin’ Elgin”. This program will be on the famous and very colorful Chicago Aurora & Elgin electric interurban railway which ran passenger and freight service between Chicago and Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles and Elgin Illinois. 

On January 21st Chapter Director Scott Gerken will present a program covering recent slides from Durango & Silverton, Cumbres & Toltec, and Pikes Peak tourist railroads in Colorado among other items of interest

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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