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VINTAGE RAILCAR DAY TRIP
Saturday June 30, 2012
The South Coast Railroad Museum has chartered TWO historic railcars, Overland Trail and Colonial Crafts, on Saturday, June 30 as it launches the new Central Coast Flyer program of affordable day-trips along the Pacific Coast to San Luis Obispo.
Sights and points-of-interest along the way include the breathtaking Gaviota Coast, the legendary surfing beaches of the Hollister and Bixby ranches, Point Conception, the massive launch sites of Vandenberg AFB, the vineyards of the Edna Valley, state and county beach parks, a wide variety of wildlife and a lot more.
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Group size is limited. Advance reservations are essential.
Passengers may board in either Santa Barbara or Goleta. Travel times are as follows: Depart Santa Barbara (SB) at 10:22 a.m. (Goleta 10:34). Arrive San Luis Obispo (SLO) at 1:00 p.m. Depart SLO at 1:55 p.m. Arrive SB at 4:32 p.m. (Goleta 4:17).
Tickets for the June 30 Central Coast Flyer inaugural day-trips are only $66, when purchase is made through the
museum's online store. Soft drinks, coffee, and light snacks are included. Those who do not wish to purchase their tickets through the online store may phone our reservation specialist, Terry, at 680-0397.
Once payment is received, 40% of the total amount is non-refundable. The remainer is fully refundable until 14 days before the travel date, after which the entire amount is non-refundable.
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About The Cars: Overland Trail is a 39-seat club lounge, built by the Pullman company for theSouthern Pacific Railroad and delivered in 1949. Originally designated SP 2981, the car served on the San Francisco Overland, a train jointly operated by the So. Pacific, Union Pacific, and Chicago & North Western railroads between San Francisco and Chicago.
Colonial Crafts served on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Manufactured by the Pullman-Standard company, the car went into service in 1949. Colonial Crafts and her seven matching Colonial-series sisters all featured three bedrooms, a buffet, drawing room, and lounge. Colonial Crafts is the sole survivor of the set.
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