NRHS Central Coast California Chapter

Central Coast

About Our Chapter

The Central Coast Chapter of NRHS, also known as the Central Coast Railroad Club, is a San Jose-based railfan organization dedicated to the preservation of western railroad history with a special emphasis on the Bay Area and San Jose. The Central Coast Chapter is a very active group of men and women. Since the club’s inception in 1952, our members have studied and preserved the passing railroad scene in the form of photographs, the written word, and a growing collection of artifacts. These artifacts are documented and presented in the club’s excellent monthly newsletter, the Ferroequinologist, and in the exceptional multimedia programs presented by members during our monthly meetings. The club also directly participates in railroading by sponsoring excursions. From our first excursion on the Stockton Terminal & Eastern in 1952 to our recent June of 2011 Northern California Explorer circle trip up the famous Feather River Canyon and Inside Gateway, the club is not only documenting railroad history, but is making railroad history too. As an NRHS chapter, the Central Coast Railroad Club has proudly hosted three NRHS national conventions over the years. By participating in and recording railroad activity in the 21st Century, our chapter is preserving that history for tomorrow.

Chapter Number: C097
District: D7
Year Established: 1968
Mailing Address:

Central Coast Chapter NRHS
PO Box 434
Santa Clara, CA 95052-0434


President: W. Terry Smith
Vice President: James R. Maurer
Secretary: Gordon Searle
Treasurer: Clement L. Dickey
Editor: Jon Pullman Porter
Historian: Cathy Dickey
National Representative: Edward F. Graham
Membership Chair: Clement L. Dickey

Meeting Information

Meeting Schedule: 3rd Fri, 8:00pm
Meeting Address:

Santa Clara Caltrain Dpt
1005 Railroad Ave
Santa Clara, CA

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