|Ed Leska, Tony Ramirez, John Green|
and Doug Winter
The group's primary focus has always been the Goleta Short Line miniature railroad. In fact, the group can be traced back to 2006, when Gene Allen began organizing volunteer work parties to tackle the daunting task of expanding the miniature railroad from a six-minute, one-third-mile-long ride to a nine-minute, half-mile ride.
The head of the all-volunteer group is Ed Leska, who has been a museum member since 1993. Leska was one of the men recruited by Allen to help with the Goleta Short Line expansion, and Allen later tapped Leska to take over as the group's leader.
|Ed Leska, Gene Allen and William Simpson|
take a break during Goleta Short Line expansion.
|John Green welds supporting wire mesh |
for the Visitor Center's overhead train.