Oct 6, 2012 7:55 PM by Kathrene Herndon, KSBY News

Community gets sneak peek of new railroad museum

Things are chugging along at the new San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, and on Saturday, the community was invited to get a sneak peek.

An open house took place where visitors could enjoy motorcar rides, tours, and even a railroad swap meet.

The new museum will open next year in the 1894 Southern Pacific Freight House near the train station.

It will include many activities and displays, including model railroads, local historic artifacts, and exhibits showing how the railroad began and how it has impacted the growth and viability of the Central Coast.

Brad Larose, president of the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, said he is excited because "this organization has morphed in name and location over the course of the last 21 years and now we're here and we're ramping up 'til next year this time for our grand opening."

On Saturday, Union Pacific Railroad Company also named San Luis Obispo an official "Train Town USA," a recognition given to only about 50 other cities in the Unites States.

The museum is still in need of community support to complete the project.

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