|Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum|
Holiday Open House
December 14, 2002 [press release]
Kids - it's what Christmas and trains are all about! This Thomas the Tank hands-on attraction was made possible by a grant from the Santa Barbara Foundation.
Having your new copy of Railroads of the Santa Maria Valley signed by the author, Hal Madsen (seated out of the picture to the left), brings smiles every time!
Today's visitors spanned several generations. Some got into Thomas the Tank, and others were delighted with the prizes they won, including one of our winners pictured at left above with her new Santa Maria Valley Railway Museum hat!
Here's another picture of the special holiday Lionel display as seen through the front window of the Museum.
Dan, at right, explains that the nifty railroad chandeliers once graced the local McDonalds restaurant!