he Swanton Pacific Railroad represents over 105 years of railroad history. The railroad is located in Davenport, California on the Cal Poly Swanton Pacific Ranch and operates 1/3-scale steam locomotives that were originally built for the 1915 Pan Pacific International Exhibition. Charlie Crabb will tell us about the early history of the locomotives, how Al Smith worked to establish the Swanton Pacific Railroad, and how a group of dedicated volunteers continue the effort to preserve railroad history. Charlie will share with us impacts that the recent CZU Complex fire had on the railroad. Finally, he will bring us up to date on efforts to recover from that devastating fire. Go to the website http://www.slorrm.com for the link to the talk.
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