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Building Steam

Building Steam explores the origins of steam locomotives in Britain, who created them, and their spread from the United Kingdom to rest of the world! This exhibit also examines the introduction of the first public and modern railways, the railway mania that transpired, and the end of the steam locomotive era as diesel and electric locomotives became more popular.

Neighborhood: Downtown

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

Jan 15 - ongoing
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Price

$6 - $11.50

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Music at the Maritime Concert Series

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Mission Federal ArtWalk

Apr 27 - Apr 28, 2019
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Music at the Maritime Concert Series

Mar 31, 2019
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PostSecret

Jan 30 - ongoing
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Make-It Workshop

Aug 16, 2018 - ongoing
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