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    Totally Trains at The Museum of the San Ramon Valley

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    Date/Time
    Date(s) - 08/01/2018 - 08/26/2018
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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    Museum of the San Ramon Valley

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    The museum’s summer exhibit Totally Trains will be running until August 26. This is always one of the most popular exhibits for young and old alike.

    Children will have the opportunity to be a fireman on a train loading coal into the boiler of a steam locomotive. They can grab a shovel and dig into the coal bin and toss the coal into the boiler! This is a great photo opportunity for parents.

    This year’s layout will showcase several new scale models of buildings in the Valley. These new additions join a number of “scratch built” structures built for the layout and donated to the Museum over the years. The total collection of these buildings represent structures, most of which were found along the tracks in Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, and all the way to Dublin. Don’t miss the model of Elliott’s bar.

    The main layout of the exhibit has two elevations with 4 running trains, scenery, bridges, a trestle, tunnel and a village with a replica of the Museum, the former Southern Pacific Depot. A secondary layout features a number of working accessories. On display are items from three private collections of model trains dating from the early to mid-1900s. They include Lionel, American Flyer Standard gauge, and Marx O gauge.

    Totally Trains is a fun way to spend a summer day for children, adults and the entire family. Be sure to purchase your Family Pass for $15.00 which gives your family unlimited visits to this exhibit!!

    TOTALLY TRAINS will be open and running until August 26 with special train hours:

    Tuesday through Saturday – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Sunday – 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    (Closed Mondays)

    The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is located in the restored train depot on the corner of Railroad and Prospect Avenues in downtown Danville. Free parking is available.

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