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People learn Central Coast history at San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum's Train Day

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People could learn about Central Coast history and play with toy trains at the same time on Saturday.

Train Day introduced people to the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, which just opened last year.

The event also featured some new exhibits at the museum. They included a 14-foot photo of San Luis Obispo taken from Terrace Hill in 1930.

A 1926 railcar was also showcased at the event. The museum recently obtained it and renamed it La Cuesta to represent its new home on the Central Coast.

"You know what's fun is to see all the families coming by and sharing the different things," San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum President Karl Hovanitz said. "We have a playroom area for children so they can see and learn about railroads and then we have stuff the old-timers can see from their family history- pictures where they can pick out their friends."

Sunday marks the anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad, which connected the Union and Central Pacific Railroads. That was on May 10, 1869.

The railroad museum is open on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.
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