The San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum will host Train Day on Saturday, May 9, to celebrate the rich history of trains and tracks on the Central Coast.
Train Day celebrations are held nationwide near the anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah, according to a news release from the railroad museum.
San Luis Obispo’s event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features food, a railroad swap meet, children’s activities and art. At 1 p.m., the museum’s 1926 Cafe-Lounge car will be christened and its name changed to “La Cuesta” to reflect its new life here on the Central Coast.
The event is free; admission for the museum is $3 for adults and $2 for children ages 4 and older.