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The Days of Trains in Marin*
Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
All aboard for a step back in time on Thursday, February 28th at the Marin Museum of Bicycling. Join us for The Days of Trains in Marin, an illustrated talk by historian Fred Codoni. Codoni has photographed local railroading for decades, and has amassed a collection of over 15,000 photographs, including many from the 19th century.
Codoni developed this presentation for the museum with a focus on local railroad connections with cycling history. It will include images from Sausalito and Tiburon ferries up into West Marin and Petaluma, and from the Mt. Tamalpais Railway. Joe Breeze, Curator of Marin Museum of Bicycling, will contribute cycling images and information.
Fred Codoni worked for the Northwestern Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads in the 1950s and 1960s. He is editor of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society journals “The Northwesterner” and “The Headlight,” and has published books on Northern California railroads. He is a docent at the Gravity Car Barn on Mt. Tamalpais, operates the standard-gauge electric equipment at the Western Railway Museum at Rio Vista Junction, and works with several other rail history organizations.
Tickets can be purchased in advance through Eventbrite and at the museum (Thursdays-Sundays, 11-5). Members of the Marin Museum of Bicycling receive a discount. To become a member or renew go to mmbhof.org and click on the support button. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door the evening of the event. Advance purchase is recommended. All proceeds benefit the Marin Museum of Bicycling.
***Doors open at 6:15 PM. Seating is limited, and advance tickets do not reserve seats, so please arrive early to get your seat and to enjoy museum displays. Snacks & Refreshments will be available***
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