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November 2019 Program

This monthís meeting of the Central Coast Chapter, NRHS, will be held on Friday, November 15, 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. 

This monthís program will feature two of this summerís excursions. First will be photo highlights from the July 13 excursion to Willits. The participants visited the Roots of Motive Power Railroad and Logging Museum, the Baldo Locomotive Works and rode the California Western Skunk Train. The second part of the program will cover Niles Canyon Railway's first public excursion with SP Krauss-Maffei 9010 on July 20. 

Anyone with digital photos of these events is welcome to submit them for inclusion in the program by emailing them to Jon Porter at

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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