Railroads of the Santa Maria Valley

Three California railroads, three different gauges by Hal Madson

Publisher: Olive Press Publications

Written in English
Published: Pages: 184 Downloads: 321
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  • History,
  • Narrow gauge railroads,
  • Pacific Coast Railway,
  • Railroads,
  • Santa Maria Valley (Santa Barbara County),
  • Santa Maria Valley Railroad
The Physical Object
FormatUnknown Binding
Number of Pages184
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11484336M
ISBN 100933380372
ISBN 109780933380370

Monterey St. San Luis Obispo, CA Phone: () Fax: () [email protected] Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society, Fillmore, California. likes 1 talking about this 51 were here. Easy Directions- From I-5, take hwy west 19 miles to Fillmore. Turn. Get reviews, hours, directions, coupons and more for Santa Maria Valley Railroad at W Betteravia Rd, Santa Maria, CA Search for other Railroads in Santa Maria on . related. The list of abbreviations related to SMV - Santa Maria Valley Railroad.

This local rail service, which began in , has played a vital role in the city’s development, said Santa Maria Valley Railroad President Rob Himoto. “Before railroads, Santa Maria was basically a very small town, and the railroad is what really grew it,” Himoto said. “But fast-forward to . Boys & Girls Club of Santa Maria Valley N Railroad Ave Santa Maria CA Reviews () Website. Menu & Reservations Make Reservations. Order Online Tickets Tickets See Availability Directions {{::}} Sponsored Topics. Legal. Help. * Monterey and Salinas Valley Railroad / Monterey and Salinas Valley Rail Road (sold at foreclosure to Pacific Improvement - Standard Gauge) "First Narrow Gauge in CA." * Pacific Coast Railway "abandoned " ** Pacific Coast Railroad *** San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria Valley Railroad **** San Luis Obispo Railroad. The railroad, which provides shipping services to many Santa Maria businesses along its 14 miles of track that wind through portions of the city, doesn’t own the cars.

Santa Maria Valley job hauling twenty five cars of sugar beets from interchange with SP at Guadalupe to Union Sugar Refinery at Betteravia. Railroad: Santa Maria Valley Railroad Locomotive: small GE export loco Location: Betteravia, California, USA Locomotive #: SMV 60 Train ID: Unknown Photo Date: October, Subscribe Profile Profile . She would serve the Newakum Valley well for many years. In the 's she would be sold again, this time to the Santa Maria Valley RR in Santa Maria, California. Upon her final retirement by the SMV she was donated to Traveltown in Los Angelas where she still is today. Santa Barbara Zoo (they have a train!) Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society (SCRVRHS), Fillmore, CA Santa Cruz Trains; Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum; Santa Maria Valley Railroad; Silicon Valley Lines (HO, San Jose) Station Grill; South Coast Railroad Museum (Santa Barbara/Goleta area). Railroads came to California very early. And the Santa Clara Valley quickly became a rail hub for the San Francisco Bay area. San Francisco is at the tip of a long peninsula surrounded by deep water that would not be bridged until the 's. The only way to get rails to San Francisco was to go around the south end of the bay - through the.

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Railroads of the Santa Maria Valley: Three California railroads, three different gauges Hardcover – January 1, by Hal Madson (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover, January 1, "Please retry" $ $Author: Hal Madson. The Santa Maria Valley Railroad is located about miles south of San Francisco and miles north of Los Angeles on the Central Coast of California.

The Santa Maria Railroad's system consists of 14 miles of main line track interchanging with the Union Pacific Railroad in Guadalupe and serving Santa Maria and Santa Maria Valley. Hal Madson is the author of Railroads Of The Santa Maria Valley ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 2 reviews, published ) and Betteravia ( avg rating, 0 /5.

See pictures and story from the book signing event of September 9, Chapter One: Our Valley's First Railroads A Reason for Being, the Pacific Coast Railway The Southern Pacific Railroad Betteravia Oil in Santa Maria Santa Maria's Electric Trains Completion of the Valley Lines Chapter Two: The Santa Maria Valley Railroad.

Railroads Of The Santa Maria Valley: Three California Railroads, Three Different Gauges by Madson, Hal COVID Update Septem Biblio is open and shipping orders. Santa Maria Valley Railroad From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Santa Maria Valley Railroad (reporting mark SMV) is a miles ( km) shortline railroad that interchanges with the Union Pacific Railroad's (former Southern Pacific) Coast Line at Guadalupe, California.

Many railroads are designed around the movement of a single commodity, coal or iron ore. The SMVIRR models the movement of refrigerator cars.

I loosely model the Santa Maria Valley Railroad: see Trains Magazine, Juneon a double deck layout in a 12 by 20 foot room.

Welcome to Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad The mission of the Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad is to preserve, improve, and interpret historical and contemporary aspects of the 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.

Author Tom Murray tells the story of how the Santa Maria Valley Railroad in central California has worked for many on-line companies for the past century to become the success it is today. The railroad has moved crude oil, sugar beets, frozen vegetables, and other raw materials.

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Broadway, Santa Maria, CA [email protected] The Santa Maria Valley Railroad () has a rich and interesting history, and can be credited, at least in large part, with the Santa Maria Valley becoming an economic powerhouse by building up primarily the agricultural and industrial segments of its economy.

The Alvin All-Star Railroad was the brainchild of a 3rd grade teacher (Lynn) at Alvin Elementary in Santa Maria, her husband (Jamie), and her father-in-law (Bill). It became an entire unit in her classroom for a couple months (in and ).

Bruce, Yup, I've done the homework too - I strongly recommend Madson's "Railroads of the Santa Maria Valley" as THE source for locomotives and caboose information.

There's also several pictures of SMVRR 21 at Guadalupe in books featuring the SP's Coast Division. The Santa Maria Valley Railroad Historical Museum was told, when applying for a space near the transit center, that it could use a patch of land that was feet-byfeet—exactly the space the organization was looking for.

The group of volunteer railroad enthusiasts had in its possession three large pieces of historical equipment that were.

The Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum (SMVRHM), founded as a non-profit, educational museum, is dedicated to the preservation of the railroad heritage of California, the Central Coast, and the Santa Maria Valley. Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History - Volume IV - California.

Caldwell, ID: The Caxton Printers, Ltd. ISBN Association of American Railroads (), Railroad Service in California.

Retrieved Santa Fe Railroad (), Along Your Way, Rand McNally, Chicago, Illinois. Serpico, Philip C. 18 Railroads Providing Freight Service in California Company Code Parent Company Miles Principal Terminals in California Notes Arizona & California Railroad Co.

ARZC Genesee &. An update of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad and an update on Friends will be presented by Rob Himoto, President of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad. Description: Negative created in the Santa Maria Valley is an image of SMVRR locomotive The Santa Maria Valley Railroad purchased this locomotive from the San Joaquin and Eastern Railroad inand it stayed in service until SMVRR began purchasing General Electric diesel locomotives in This locomotive was donated to be a public display at the Santa Maria Fairgrounds.

New Santa Maria Valley Railroad Exhibit New book: Historic Santa Maria Valley SLO Library table In memory of Arnold Jonas The Museum's new semaphore signal sign was dedicated at 12pm in memory of Arnold Jonas.

All gathered at the sign for the brief ceremony. Her book, “The Good Years,” a selection of stories she’s written for the Santa Maria Times sinceis on sale at the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society. Santa Maria Valley Railroad #, back in action. Author: SPgoletablock -SMVRR (GP9) originally built 6/59 as MILW has a new lease on life after 5+ yrs.

out of service. 07/13/ Santa Maria Valley Railroad. Santa Maria Valley Railroad. Santa Maria Valley Railroad Now Years Old J The Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad is pleased to announce the success of their Fifth Annual Dinner Gala July 8, th Annual Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad Dinner Gala honored Union Pacific Railroad's local Maintena.

Santa Maria Valley Railroad The Santa Maria Valley Railroad was headquartered here at S. McClelland Street until it moved to Betteravia in and to A Street in Pictured is the original office building.

Directly across McClelland Street to the east still stands the freight depot and engine house on a piece of ground between McClelland and Miller Streets that was the downtown rail yard.

The Santa Maria Valley RR is a shortline railroad that interchanged with the Southern Pacific RR at Guadalupe, California. This video shows two of the SMVRR's lesser-known steam locomotives, # and #, at work in the fall of The Museum abounds with artifacts from all eras of Santa Maria's history.

Pictured above is a telephone switchboard from the mids. Other artifacts depict the history of fire fighting in the town, of film production adventures in and near the City, of the earlier railroading days when ice houses lined the tracks in town to deliver ice to the reefer cars full of fresh vegetables, and.

Sacramento Valley Railroad (SAV) Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific Railway (SCBG) Santa Maria Valley Railroad (SMV) San Joaquin Valley Railroad (SJVR) Sierra Northern Railway (SERA) Stockton Terminal & Eastern Railroad (STE) Trona Railway (TRC) Tulare Valley Railroad (TVRR) Ventura County Railroad (VCRR) West Isle Line (WFS) Yreka Western.

Santa Maria Valley Railroad system ETT No. 4 dated Nov. 5, One sheet folded to make four pages. As folded measures 11 x 10 inches. Santa Maria Valley Railroad, Transportation. Betteravia Road Santa Maria, CA (). The Santa Maria Valley Railroad (reporting mark SMV) is a mile shortline railroad that interchanges with the Union Pacific Railroad's (former Southern Pacific) Coast Line at Guadalupe, California.

It is owned by the Coast Belle Rail Corporation.Richter photo of Baldwin #21 operating in the Santa Maria Valley. Locomotive No. 21 was built in by Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Santa Maria Valley Railroad in southern California. For 37 years, it pulled loads of sugar beets, vegetables and petroleum products along the mile rail line.Find 25 listings related to Santa Maria Valley Railroad in Santa Maria on See reviews, photos, directions, phone numbers and more for Santa Maria Valley Railroad locations in Santa Maria, CA.