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All Aboard! The History of the Railroad in Los Gatos

All Aboard! The History of the Railroad in Los Gatos

Thursday, January 11, 2018  |  6:30 - 7:30pm  |   Sold Out. |  Price:  $10.00 General  |  Free to Members

NUMU welcomes guest speaker, Derek R. Whaley, a local railroad historian, creator of the website, "Santa Cruz Trains: Railroads of the Monterey Bay." Derek will share Los Gatos and Santa Cruz mountains railroad history, back stories, and trivia-worth-knowing. Hear Derek share the history of how Los Gatos, a quiet frontier town at the turn of the century, became the most popular destination in the Bay Area after the arrival of the railroad. Learn about the impact of the South Pacific Coast Railroad in Los Gatos in the late 1800s and discover the importance of Grove Park for railroad passengers, locals, and travelers from the Bay Area.

For more information on Derek R. Whaley, visit his website at santacruztrains.com

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 Aldercroft flag-stop just across Aldercroft Heights Road, 1938. [Wilbur C. Whittaker]

Aldercroft flag-stop just across Aldercroft Heights Road, 1938. [Wilbur C. Whittaker]