Swanton Pacific Railroad Open House Events


Swanton Pacific Railroad is open to the public on a limited basis.  Twice a year, generally in April and early October, Cal Poly and the Swanton Pacific Railroad Society hosts open house events that allows the public to ride the 1/3 scale railroad built by Al Smith.  Tickets for these events are sold on a first come first served basis. Ticket sales normally open about six to eight weeks ahead of the event date. 

Events - 

  • Due to fire damage and the COVID-19 pandemic, no railroad events are planned at this time.

Informal Visits -

  • Under current COVID-19 guidelines, public visits to Swanton Pacific Railroad are not allowed.

  • If you have questions about visiting or volunteering please use the contact information below. 


Swanton Pacific Railroad
College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407


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