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Friends-SMVRR

Puttin’ on the Ritz

by on Apr.23, 2015, under Friends-SMVRR, SLORRM, SMVRR

The Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad had quite the blowout gala tonight at the Monarch Club (Trilogy). We raised some money for the Friends and their first responders program, and for the SLO Railroad Museum’s La Condesa (1926 Pullman car) renovation project. Photos: http://friends-smvrr.org/150423.html

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Friends Tour the SMV History Museum

by on Feb.21, 2015, under Friends-SMVRR, PCRR, SMVRR

The Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad visited the Santa Maria Valley Historical Museum today for a private tour followed by lunch (of course) at The Swiss (just north of Main on Broadway). Photos: http://friends-smvrr.org/150221.html

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Friends of the SMVRR Tour the SLO Railroad Museum

by on Nov.22, 2014, under Friends-SMVRR, SLORRM

The Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad visited the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum today for a private tour followed by lunch (of course) at Del Monte Cafe (right across the street from the Museum). All  the photos.

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Electrified Portion of the PCRy

by on Aug.23, 2014, under Friends-SMVRR, PCRy, SMVRR

A handful of us toured the electrified portions of the Pacific Coast Railway under the very capable leadership of Kevin. All the photos are here.

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Friends BBQ at the SMVRR

by on Jun.14, 2014, under Friends-SMVRR, SMVRR

140614-7495About 30 friends joined us at the railroad headquarters in Betteravia for a Santa Maria-style (tri-tip and chicken) Friends Fundraising BBQ Social from 11am to 2pm. Lunch included beans, garlic bread, drinks, and dessert. We celebrated summer and the upgrades and updates to the Santa Maria Valley Railroad’s locomotives! With the railroading getting busier and busier, there may not be too many more opportunities to get quite this close. The day’s activities included Kevin leading a group of Friends on his ever-popular tour of the Betteravia Townsite. All the photos: http://friends-smvrr.org/140614.html

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Fillmore & Western Railway

by on Mar.22, 2014, under Friends-SMVRR

We had a great time today at the Fillmore & Western Railway in Fillmore, CA. Those who arrived way too early got to spend a little time shopping in the gift shop railcar and strolling around the areas where equipment was parked. At 11:30am or so we boarded the “Weekend Scenic Train Ride” bound for Santa Paula with what seemed like unending citrus and avocado in between. The train stayed in Santa Paula about 75 minutes giving everyone plenty of time to do a little of the town. The only stop on the way back was at the Loose Caboose Garden Center, home of all manner of koi, birds, turtles… Well, you’ll see in all the photos: http://friends-smvrr.org/140322.html

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