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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

6-13-20 Speaker Series Event - David Coscia - author; The Southern Pacific in the SFV; Zoom presentation

The Museum SFV is very pleased to announce the return of author David Coscia with another fascinating book on the the history of the railroad in the San Fernando Valley - please join us for this special ZOOM presentation/ event. 

NOTE: With The Museum currently closed, we are moving our speaker series online - more people, members and guests will be able to enjoy our diverse and educational programming.

You will receive the Zoom meeting info the week before the event.

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in 1998, David Coscia began researching the railroad history of the San Fernando Valley. This culminated twenty years later with the publication of the book, Southern Pacific in the San Fernando Valley: 1876-1996. 

This massive tome focuses on the history of the Southern Pacific, and also has information on Amtrak, Metrolink, industrial railroads, and little known railroads such as the monorail that operated at Busch Gardens. 

Come learn about the beginnings of the railroads and the changes to the valley due their presence. We begin with small steam locomotives, graduate to giant steam locomotives, and close with more modern diesel locomotives. 

Born and raised in the community of Granada Hills, David has had a life-long love of history. In December 1993, he graduated with a B. S. in History from California State University, Northridge. 

Copies of his book will be available for purchase afterwards and David will be signing books. The retail price is $90, but copies will available for a significant discount. Please bring cash or a check, no credit cards accepted. We hope to see you there. 

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (presentation, 2:00-3:30 and then Q&A)

Cost: $10 per person

Free for Museum members (emails us for link)

Please pay in advance via EVENTBRITE or PayPal you can pay via check sent to The Museum SFV.

Location of Speaker Event:

ZOOM Meeting - details/dial-in/log-in to be sent in early June

Please forward this to a family member, colleague or friend. This will be a terrific presentation and event. These type of events are to educate and will also allow The Museum to raise some needed funds during these coronavirus times.

Thank you.

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