Don’t miss this exciting journey back in time and learn about how trains helped to shape our city and neighborhoods. in the early 1920’s san Jose became a thriving food processing, packaging and transshipment center. the proximity to the fertile valley lands and fruit orchards made the area a natural location for canneries, warehouses, cold storage facilities and related industrial uses. the santa clara valley became the world’s largest food processing region between 1920 and 1960.
- Ken Middlebrook, Historian: Middlebrook is a life-long Santa Clara valley resident and currently lives in Campbell with his wife and two teenage sons. He has a deep interest in our local railroad history and is currently working toward a masters degree in museum studies. Middlebrook is employed as the collections manager at History San Jose. Middlebrook is a vice president of the California Trolley and Railroad Corporation.
- Marvin Bamburg, AIA, CSI, LEED-AP, Principal at MBA Architects, a full service general architectural practice, providing surveys and studies, urban and site specific planning, commercial, industrial, residential, historical preservation/restoration and municipal design for a varied clientele. MBA offices have been in downtown Willow Glen on Lincoln Avenue since 1989. As a former board member of the Willow Glen Business Association, Bamburg was instrumental in bringing streetscape improvements and public art to the avenue in 1987. Bamburg is a vice president of the California Trolley and Railroad Corporation and is principally focused on the development of a railroad museum.
About the California Trolley and Railroad Corporation
CTRC was established in 1982 and its mission is to preserve and reflect the rich legacy of rail transportation in the Santa Clara valley for the educational and recreational benefit of current and future generations.
About the Willow GLen Neighborhood Association
The WGNA is a grassroots community organization dedicated to improving life in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose, CA. I