Caltrain Holiday Train
Collecting toys for Toys for Tots & Salvation Army
Saturday, Dec. 6th
Train Arrives at Santa Clara Station at 8:00 pm
The Museum Depot is open to the public from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Refreshments will be available at the Refreshment Counter inside the Depot
During the train’s 20-minute station stops, you can join in singing with on-board carolers and a Salvation Army brass band. Santa, Mrs. Claus and their extended family including Frosty the Snowman and the Toy Solider will get off the train to greet kids and pose for pictures. Prior to the arrival of the train, families can enjoy live entertainment at each of the Holiday Train station stops. You are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for a child in need and put it in the toy donation barrels at the stations. The toys are distributed to needy kids by The Salvation Army and Toys for Tots.
Who We Are
The South Bay Historical Railroad Society (SBHRS) was incorporated in 1985 to preserve the local area railroad heritage while running a working museum to benefit the community. Our members are volunteers and work on the renovation and preservation of the Santa Clara Railroad Depot, the Santa Clara Tower and the two maintenance-of-way buildings.
A large and varied collection of historic railroad artifacts are on display in the Edward Peterman Museum of Railroad History located in the Depot. This now includes the Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation business car #184 which was loaned to us and placed on our siding on June 26, 2009.
Within the Depot are two operational HO and N scale model railroad layout displays depicting various railroad eras and operations venues. Constant work by our members on these layouts provide an ever changing panorama, giving our visitors and members a better understanding of the different aspects of model railroading.
The Society is located in the historic Santa Clara (Caltrain) Depot in Santa Clara, California built in 1863