Pleasanton Weekly

News - November 4, 2011

Museum to present 'The Rail World'

Train celebration to take place on Main

by Dolores Fox Ciardelli

Trains will be chugging into the Museum on Main with "The Rail World," a railroad-themed exhibit being presented in collaboration with the Niles Canyon Railway, the Alameda County Central Railroad Society and other train clubs.

The exhibit, which runs Nov. 9-Jan. 15, will include model trains, artifacts and memorabilia. Displays will examine the railroads' part in the development of the Amador-Livermore and San Ramon valley, and will feature a variety of images and artifacts relating to the railroads including switches and signals from the collection of Chris Rizzoli.

Model locomotives and rail cars are coming from the membership of the Alameda County Central Railroad Society, and both original railroad artifacts and model trains will be loaned from the collections of the Pacific Locomotive Association, operators of the Niles Canyon Railway.

The Museum will celebrate the new exhibit with a Family Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12. Debra Knox and the Go Dogs will perform railroad-themed music, and there will be railroad-themed crafts and activities for all ages.

The Museum on Main is located at 603 Main St., open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.musuemonmain.org or call 462-2766. Admission is free but donations are gladly accepted.

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