Third Annual “Round Up”
On the weekend of May 5-6, the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum will be holding it’s third annual “Round Up” at the Ranch. The event is this year’s only public operation of the Pacific Coast Railroad, which typically operates only for non-profit groups and other private functions. Four locomotives are expected to be under steam; No. 1 – a 25-ton Harpur 4-4-0, No. 2 – a Vulcan 2-4-0 featured on the television series “Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman,” No. 3 – a rebuilt 1897 Porter, and a special visitor. Passengers will ride in the original “Retlaw One” coaches built for the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad in 1955. There will also be a photo freight with ex-D&RGW boxcars and the recently-restored IRCA caboose 303.
Various exhibitors/retailers will be set up in the c.1787 Santa Margarita de Cortona Asistencia, the oldest mortared stone building in California. Additionally, there will be some 7-1/2″ gauge equipment, Russell and Port Huron steam tractors, and an Operation Lifesaver simulator.
Admission ($12 adults/$6 children) includes unlimited rides on the railroad and participation in other festivities. A BBQ lunch may be had for an additional cost.
For more information, visit the SLORRM website.