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NWPRRHS Symposium

Time: October 11, 2018 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: Elks Club, San Rafael, CA
Event Type: presentation
Organized By: NWPRRHS.ORG
Latest Activity: Sep 27, 2018

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Event Description

Getting to School by Train

A Unique Membership Program hosted by Stuart Swiedler

Whether preconceived or by chance, images of electric trains taken by railfans near schools in the Bay Area captured an experience and different way of life unique to the first half of the 20th century.

Creator of the photo archeology-based website and Bay Area Electric Railway Association member Stuart Swiedler will present an exciting program entitled "How We Got to School by Electrics in the Bay Area". The talk will provide rare images and personal accounts of the use of electric railways and street cars to get teenagers to high school during the Golden Age of electric railways in the SF Bay Area.

In addition, a brief extra-special electric railways presentation entitled "Wye San Anselmo?" will be offered, based on the impact made on the presenter after two decades of weekend trips traveling between Oakland to Woodacre in Marin County.

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