August 9-10, 2014
Only 241 days to go!
Join us for two days of fun.
Free Train & Handcar Rides
Huge Railroad Sale
Get ready for two fun-filled days of train rides and other railroad-theme activities at the 5th annual Goleta Railroad Days celebration. The event will be held on the museum grounds at 300 North Los Carneros Road, Goleta. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
A main focus for the 2013 event will be on the public sale of a large quantity of items that the museum has received recently as donations and bequests from a number of families and estates. The items to be sold include something for every rail fan and train enthusiast, regardless of age. There will be lots of model railroad supplies, new and used books, clothing, videos, posters, and a vast array of collectibles and railroadiana. The model railroad collection alone includes brass locomotives, complete train sets, building and other kits in their original boxes, and plenty more.
Free miniature-train rides will be offered both days from 1 until 4 p.m. You are welcome to ride as often as you like. The free train rides are being made possible through generous contributions from the Bank of Montecito and The Towbes Group.
There will also be free handcar rides, Saturday only, from 1 to 4 p.m. The free handcar rides are sponsored by Noel and Peggy Langle.
No Admission Charge. Admission is free throughout the 2013 event.
Ride Restrictions. The rides are suitable for both adults and children. There is a 34-inch minimum-height requirement for the miniature train. Handcar riders must be at least 48 inches tall.
Other Railroad Days sponsors include ParentClick and Venoco, Inc.