On July 9th, 2013 CTRC members Rod Diridon, Marv Bamberg, and Larry Murchison met with Jamie L. Matthews, mayor of the City of Santa Clara and Julio J. Fuentes, the city manager to discuss a possible location for a CTRC railroad museum. The location discussed is the triangular area (east of the tracks) at the very northern end of Lafayette at the corner of Yerba Buena Way.
While no decision was reached concerning this property a request was made by CTRC to also look for some other location that might offer better acreage and railroad access. Jamie and Julio gladly accepted this challenge and will be working with Rod and Marv.
The accompanying pictures show that Jamie has a railroad background.
Top: Jamie's grandfather, great grandfather, and great, great grandfather on the Alameda.
Bottom: Jamie's grandfather as conductor of original trolley Franklin St.