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.
Art After Dark (SLO) - June 7, 2013
Tartaglia Realty is hosting Friends member John Roskoski's photos of the SMVRR and UP Coast Line for Art After Dark from 6-9pm. The address is 968 Monterey Street, SLO. Feel free to visit any of the roughly 30 other venues in downtown SLO that will also have special art exhibits that night. A reception will be held at Tartaglia Realty for Friends members.
Recollections of Capt. Hancock - June 19, 2013
Jane Brennan, great-granddaughter of Alan Hancock, will present "Recollections of Captain Hancock". 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
Pacific Coast Railway Tour - May 4, 2013
On Saturday, May 4, 2013 a Friends group headed out to trace the trail of the Pacific Coast Railway (PCRy) from north Santa Maria to Los Alamos. Remnants are present, but you have to know what to look for. Kevin was our guide for the day. Photos...