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Ride Vintage Train, Benefit Gaviota Coast

Enjoy lunch, wine, and the stunning views of the Central Coast from the refurbished seats of vintage rail cars on a round-trip train ride from Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo on Saturday, July 25. The excursion, which departs from the downtown train station at 10:22 a.m. sharp, will benefit the Gaviota Coast Conservancy’s ongoing mission to protect that pristine stretch of coastline.

The route includes views of the Gaviota Coast and Santa Barbara Channel Islands as well as offers rare glimpses of Hollister Ranch and Point Conception before entering the Edna Valley wine country. The mid-century train cars, which were both built by the Pullman Company shortly after World War II, include the 39-seat Overland Trail, which features a barbershop and large murals, and the 44-seat, long-distance Pacific Trail, with reclining seats and large picture windows.

Tickets are $110 and must be purchased by Tuesday, July 21, by calling (805) 683-6631.

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