San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, San Luis Obispo

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  • This is a very small railroad museum with very few railcars collected and no locomotives except for a tiny switch engine. The museum has very limited days and hours it is open, but you can look at... 
    This is a very small railroad museum with very few railcars collected and no locomotives except for a tiny switch engine. The museum has very limited days and hours it is open, but you can look at...  more »
  • This is a nice, relatively small museum with models, equipment and artifacts that provde a good overview of the role of the railroad in the development of the area. Upstairs there is a very large... 
    This is a nice, relatively small museum with models, equipment and artifacts that provde a good overview of the role of the railroad in the development of the area. Upstairs there is a very large...  more »
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  • This is a great museum with static standard and narrow gauge car displays outside, some very cool history and artifacts inside and one of the coolest HO scale layouts I've ever seen, depicting the region as it appeared in its heyday. Located a quarter mile south of the Amtrak station and near Cal Poly, it's pretty easy to find and has plenty of parking. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is the homeless in the immediate vicinity (I wasn't bothered by anyone) and it's only open on Saturdays, but that is a staffing issue. If you live in the area, volunteer! I was afforded a private tour on a Sunday and can't wait to return with the wife and see the model railroad operate.
  • Great little museum! My son LOVED it. It was only $3 to get in and totally worth it! The model train area is not complete... But as with most model train areas it will probably never be truly done! They will always be working on something! It was all decorated for Christmas so it was very pretty! Loved it!

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