The 2021 return of the Central Coast Railroad Festival was a welcome opportunity for CCCGRS members to engage the community and share our enthusiasm for the large scale model railroading hobby. Festival participants enjoyed five of our members’ garden railroads. At the festival’s epicenter, the
San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, CCCGRS created and operated a display layout of large scale trains. Guests from across the west coast, including colleagues from other garden and model railroading groups in California.
At the Cascade Peak & Buena Vista Railway, last minute modifications are made prior to opening for Central Coast Railroad Festival guests (Mark Edwards, image).
Walt Wajda (L) and Jesse Soto (R) assemble the large scale layout at the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum (Will Kastner, image).
Ore cars are efficiently filled on one of many sidings designed into the reimagined A&M Railroad (Mark Goodman, image).
Central Coast Railroad Festival guests traveling on the mine train through bear country safely cross the ol’ trestle once again at the CP&BV Ry (Mark Edwards, image).
This young operator mastered AirWire control of Bob Cochran’s Porter and consist filled with Halloween treats for guests of the 2021 Central Coast Railroad Festival. Reportedly, Bob had to negotiate the return of the control from this enthusiastic future garden railroad hobbyist (Will Kastner, image).
The spirit of Halloween was present throughout the A & M Railroad during the Central Coast Railroad Festival (Mark Goodman, image).
Adults, teenagers and young children worked collaboratively to find archeological, biological and historical treasures revealed to those mastering the “Greenhorn’s Quest” at the Cascade Peak & Buena Vista Railway (Mark Edwards, image).
Track powered colorful eggliners quickly grab the attention of festival attendees. These young engineers quickly learned how to navigate the controls (Will Kastner, image).
Central Coast Railroad Festival guests were treated with Dave Hayes’ Uintah Railway mallet #50 pulling a consist of ore cars with ease on the newly constructed A & M Railroad (Mark Goodman, image).