National Train Day to be Celebrated at Three Stations in San Luis Obispo County

Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and Grover Beach invite you to climb aboard.

National Train Day and the San Luis Obispo County Visitors and Conference Bureau invite you to join the annual campaign to celebrate train travel across America. Three communities in San Luis Obispo County are participating in this national campaign scheduled for May 12. Train stations and other venues across the country will host activities and exhibits that highlight the past, present, and future of trains and travel. Amtrak will host their major events in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles with free live entertainment and activities for both children and adults: interactive and educational exhibits, model train displays and tours of Amtrak equipment, and notable private railroad cars - just to name a few!

Please join our local railway partners in Grover Beach, San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles as they celebrate this exciting travel day! Start by sharing your journey at Upload photos, share stories and be entered to win the Grand Prize - an all-expense paid Amtrak Vacations Rail package for two. Other prizes include two round trip tickets to any Amtrak location in the Unites States, a DSLR Camera with lenses, and a $500 mobile gift card!

May 12 - Central Coast Railroad Festival will sponsor a Family Train Excursion from Grover Beach to San Luis Obispo. The trip will include round trip tickets on the Midday Pacific Surfliner, Doc Burnstein's ice cream, fun railroad items for the kids, and a stop at the San Luis Obispo Amtrak station to enjoy special Train Day activities and displays. The activities and running model displays will be hosted by the San Luis Obispo Model Railroad Association and open to the public from 1-4pm.

May 12-13 - Central Coast Railroad Festival will sponsor Wine Rail Excursions on May 12-13. Trips will include complimentary wine tasting, light snacks, rail history, a ride down the Cuesta Grade to San Luis Obispo on Amtrak's Coast Starlight and return via private bus to Paso Robles. For more information on any of the Central Coast Railroad Festival's events, please contact Curtis Reinhardt at (805)773-4173 or

Join the "Car Free" movement with Grover Beach and sign up for a 20% discount on train rides to and from locations in San Luis Obispo County at or celebrate with the city directly by attending the National Train Day celebration at Union Station in Los Angeles. Please contact Duke Sterling with the Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce for more details at (805)489-9091 or