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A Strawapplenana Show by James B Toy. Click to enlarge or purchase.


Goodies In The Bottom Of The Box!

A handful of useful reference materials related to the Monterey Peninsula.

  • THE MONTEREY PENINSULA GLOSSARY
    Definitions of local terminology to help you understand what people are talking about.
  • HEIDI TOY - PIANO PLAYER AND TEACHER
    The lady of the house makes beautiful music.
  • THE DEL MONTE CLUB CAR
    This section of the Toy Box is no longer being maintained. It was originally intended to promote the revival of the Del Monte Express passenger rail service between Monterey and San Francisco. In the early 2000s the Transportation Agency for Monterey County estimated that the service would be up and running by 2006. That, of course, never happened. Lack of funding and cold feet on the part of local city governments effectively killed this long sought-after project. We're keeping the Del Monte Club Car online for archival reference and research purposes only. For current information on Monterey County's rail programs please see TAMC's Rail Program page.
  • MR. TOY'S TRAIN TRAVEL TALES
    Travelogues about Mr. Toy's trips on Amtrak through the years between 2000 and 2006. These pages are hosted by Trainweb.
Coast Starlight At Dolan Road by James B Toy. Click to view or purchase.

"Coast Starlight At  Dolan Road"

Speaking of train travel, this eye-catching photograph shows Amtrak's Coast Starlight in north Monterey County near Moss Landing. In a few minutes it will make its next stop in Salinas. This image is available from Mr. Toy's Photography Gallery and Picture Shop. Hang it on your wall or give it as a gift to your favorite railfan, knowing that your purchase helps support this website.