National Railway Historical Society
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Monthly Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the Central Coast Chapter NRHS will be on Friday, December 21, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the South Bay Historical Railroad Society in Caltrainís Santa Clara depot, 1005 Railroad Avenue, Santa Clara. Everyone is invited.

This month's program will feature 35mm color slides of northern California railroading taken in 1993 by past Chapter President Matthew G. Vurek. That year, former Southern Pacific 4-6-2 steam locomotive 2472 made two round trips to Tracy for the Dry Bean Festival, the Swedish X-2000 and the German ICE train both visited, the private railroad car owner's convention was held in Sacramento, the Oakland Army Base's railroad had an open house, the Northwestern Pacific Railroad ended operators while the California Northern Railroad started up, sugar beet trains ran on both the Southern Pacific and the McCloud Railway and our chapter ran an excursion on the Yolo Shortline Railroad. 

Also included are visits to other railroads and museums...a quarter century ago before the invasion of the tech "bros." This will be interspersed with the Chapter's book sale
 

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 http://members.trainorders.com/clem.  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: central_coast_chapter@yahoo.com.

Let us know when you will be attending a meeting. We will reserve those books and bring them to the meeting.The Club will offer these for sale at the remaining 2017 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.

We have about 650 books listed online along with prices, at 

We'll be adding more books as time permits. If you wish to purchase any of these books, please send a note to central_coast_chapter@yahoo.com and let us know when you will be attending a meeting. We will reserve those books and bring them to the meeting.ting. We will reserve those books and bring them to the meeting.


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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