National Railway Historical Society
Chapter Announcements & News

Monthly Meeting Announcement

August 19, 2022 Meeting
Our August program will be given by Jon Porter.  It will be on Southern Pacificís East Bay lines from the 1980ís up to 1996 when the Union Pacific took over.  It will focus on the Mulford, Hayward, Milpitas and Tracy lines. It will highlight power, trains and events from that era. 

September 16, 2022 Meeting
Our September program will be given by Bill Hough.  It will show a video shoot by Clay Ryder of a railfan trip covering Baltimore, Alexandria, and various locations in Pennsylvania. Clay shot a video that is just over an hour long with a bonus section featuring an out-the-window view of our ride on Strasburg RR. 

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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