Welcome to Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad
The mission of the Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad (SMVRR) is to preserve, improve, and interpret historical and contemporary aspects of the SMVRR. We provide our members and the public with educational programs such as history, current business practices, and trends related to railroading in general and the SMVRR in particular. Friends also conducts various activities to get us out into the field. Friends is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible organization. See About.
August 23, 2014Santa Maria Valley's Electric Railroad. We'll explore the electrified branches of the Pacific Coast Railway and, ideally, gain some insight to the sometimes conflicting published material about them. Meet in the parking lot at the corner of Battles Road and S. Depot Street at 10:00am and we'll carpool from there. We'll end up in Guadalupe just in time for lunch! Photos...
September 18, 2014
Phillips 66 Rail Project. Jim Anderson from Phillips 66 will talk about the rail expansion project at their Nipomo facility. This program will be held at the Santa Maria Library's Shepard's Hall. Doors open at 5pm. Admission is $5, or free if you grab dinner from the Cafe right next to the Hall. The program will start at 6pm.