Caltrain Celebrates its 150th Anniversary in Santa Clara
Caltrain invites customers and the public to travel back into history Jan. 18, 2014 for the celebration of 150 years of railroad service between San Francisco and San Jose. The event will be held from 11 a.m until 3 p.m. at the Santa Clara Caltrain Station, 1001 Railroad Ave. RSVP on Facebook HERE.
- The Tech Museum of Innovation
- Off the Grid Food Trucks
- Historic exhibits from Peninsula museums and associations
- The Diablo Valley Shortline Railroad
- A vintage bus from the Pacific Bus Museum
- The Native Sons of the Golden West antique US Mail Mud Wagon
- Caltrain Modernization and California High Speed Rail
- Speakers include U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, CA Senator Jerry Hill, and more.
The San Francisco & San Jose Railroad was completed Jan. 16, 1864 and thousands attended the celebration in San Jose marking the completion of the line between the two cities.
The railroad known today as “Caltrain” is the oldest railroad in the West with continuous passenger service, and Caltrain plans a wide variety of events and activities to commemorate the big anniversary year. The anniversary theme is “Opening New Frontiers for 150 Years.”