|Ed Leska was amazed at the stunning coastline|
views from Silver Splendor's dome.
Vista Dome cars are famous for their graceful glass-enclosed rooftop observation rooms, which provide unparalleled views in all directions. Museum volunteer Ed Leska, who knows something about vintage-rail travel, explains: “Riding in the dome gives you the very best views of the coast and valleys! You can see the ocean and the mountains, look forward and back without moving from your seat!”
|Silver Splendor today|
Passengers may board in either Santa Barbara or Goleta. Travel times are as follows: Depart Santa Barbara (SB) at 10:15 a.m. (Goleta 10:27). Arrive San Luis Obispo (SLO) at 12:45 p.m. Depart SLO at 2:00 p.m. Arrive SB at 4:31 p.m. (Goleta 4:16).
Tickets for the Feb. 19 Silver Splendor excursion are only $75 for museum members; $79 for the general public. Soft drinks and light snacks are included. To make your reservations, call the museum any weekday afternoon at 805/964-3540.
|The car's original name was Silver Buckle.|
To learn more about Silver Splendor, please visit: http://heritagerailways.us/index.htm