Menlo Park Talk: Caltrain and the Peninsula Commute Service

From Almanac Online:

Janet McGovern, who covered the Southern Pacific Railroad as a reporter for the Redwood City Tribune and then worked in the Caltrain public information department from 1992 to 2011, will give a talk in Menlo Park at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, about the history of the rail line and how it transformed the Peninsula after beginning service in the late 1860s.

The talk on her new book, “Caltrain and the Peninsula Commute Service,” will be held from 11 a.m. to noon at the Menlo Park Council Chambers, 701 Laurel St. in Menlo Park.

Free van service is available for Menlo Park seniors and people with disabilities. Call (650) 330-2512 to schedule a pickup.

This program is supported by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

Click here to download a flier on this event.

 

 

 

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