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History in Miniature: Railroad Museum | In-Person (Gentrain, MPC Campus)

Course Description:

Railroads were instrumental in transforming Monterey County into what it is today, influencing where people settled, how the agriculture industry evolved and how the Salinas Valley became the salad bowl of the world. Since the early 1990s, a group of model railroad enthusiasts have researched this history and worked to tell the story by building an elaborate model railroad that recreates the system. The Monterey and Salinas Valley Railroad Museum is located in the historic Railway Express Agency building adjacent to the Salinas Amtrak station. A sign outside the entrance reads: "Take a journey into the past when everything traveled by rail."


Tuition: $0.00

Additional Fees: $0.00


Wednesday, Dec. 7 *1:30 - 2:30pm* (1 session)


Offered in collaboration with our friends at The Gentrain Society, this lecture will be held in Lecture Forum 103 at Monterey Peninsula College from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Free – All Welcome. Parking is $3.


Dana Peterson is a retired Monterey County Sheriff's Office detective sergeant and longtime model railroad enthusiast. He has volunteered with the MSVRR museum for 22 years.