What's New (Archived)

  • 2015
  • Aug 29 Posted the September 2015 issue of the newsletter.
  • Aug 28 Added the Nov 14th Roadamite Field Trip to our Activities page.
  • Aug 26 Added the Central Coast Railroad Festival to our Activities page.
  • Jul 27 Moved Guadalupe City Walk 'n' Talk to September 19th (see Activities).
  • Jul 16 Posted recent photos of #205's Restoration in Oregon.
  • Jun 21 Posted photos from the Friday Photoshoot and the Saturday BBQ.
  • Jun 2 Updated the Activities page.
  • May 14 Added details to the June 19-21 Open House Weekend event on the Activities page.
  • May 14 Added a link to the May 9th SLO Train Day photos on the Activities page.
  • Apr 24 Added photos to the "Puttin' on the Ritz" Gala, 4/23/15.
  • Apr 9 Added press release and schedule to the "Puttin' on the Ritz" Gala set for 4/23/15. Tickets are available.
  • Apr 3 Posted the March 2015 issue of the newsletter
  • Apr 2 Updated the Summer BBQ Weekend information (June 19-21) on the Activities page
  • Feb 21 Posted photos from the Friends Tour of the SMV Historical Museum
  • 2014
  • Dec 21 Posted the December 2014 issue of the newsletter
  • Dec 19 Updated the Activities and Programs pages
  • Nov 22 Posted photos from the Friends Tour of the SLO RR Museum
  • Nov 14 Posted information about our "Puttin' on the Ritz" Gala set for April 23, 2015
  • Oct 8 Posted photos from the October 4th Overland Trail Excursion
  • Sept 20 Posted the September 2014 issue of the newsletter
  • Sept 17 Added a November 22nd field trip to the SLO Railroad Museum to the Activities page
  • Sept 15 Added an October 4th SLO-SB round trip Excursion to the Activities page
  • Aug 23 Posted photos from today's Electrified PCRy Tour
  • Mar 22 Posted photos from our Fillmore & Western Trip
  • Mar 17 Posted the March 2014 issue of the newsletter
  • Mar 14 Added June 14th Friends BBQ at the Railroad to the Activities page
  • Mar 5 Added April 3rd Rail Safety to the Programs page
  • Mar 4 Posted details for the Fillmore/Western trip on March 22nd
  • Feb 22 Posted photos from our Betteravia Branch Tour
  • Jan 22 Posted photos from our Signals Program
  • 2013
  • Dec 24 Posted the December 2013 issue of the newsletter
  • Dec 23 Posted Programs and Activities for 2014.
  • Nov 15 Added a link on the PCRy Tour page to maps of the PCRy
  • Nov 9 We repeated the PCRy Tour (photos from 5/4/13)
  • Sep 14 Posted photos from today's Betteravia Tour
  • Sep 9 Posted the Fall 2013 issue of the newsletter
  • Sep 5 Posted Programs and Activities for Fall.
  • Jun 19 Posted photos from "Recollections of Captain Hancock".
  • Jun 13 Posted photos from the Art After Dark event on June 7th.
  • May 9 Posted the Spring 2013 issue of the newsletter
  • May 4 Posted photos from the May 4th PCRy Field Trip.
  • Apr 25 Added June 19th to the Programs page.
  • Apr 18 The PCRy Field Trip on May 4th is SOLD OUT.
  • Mar 30 Added detail: PCRy Field Trip Santa Maria to Los Alamos on May 4th. Limited seating; RSVP required.
  • Mar 21 Please RSVP for the May 4th PCRy field trip. Limited seating.
  • Mar 7 Updated the Program page/schedule
  • Feb 9 Posted photos from the SLO Railroad District Tour
  • Feb 1 Posted the Winter 2013 issue of the newsletter
  • Jan 31 Updated the Program page/schedule

  • 2012
  • Nov 3 Posted photos from the White Hills Branch Field Trip (10/20/12)
  • Sep 21 Posted the Fall 2012 issue of the newsletter
  • Jul 14 Posted photos from the Roadamite Field Trip
  • Jun 27 Posted photos from today's Quarterly Meeting
  • Jun 11 Details for the June 27 Meeting added to the Program page
  • Jun 6 Updated the Program schedule
  • May 13 Posted photos from National Train Day at Guadalupe. More…
  • May 3 No meeting on the 9th. See you at Guad for National Train Day on the 12th
  • Apr 6 Posted current Newsletter
  • Mar 27 Posted information about May 12 National Train Day
  • Mar 9 See the Program page for Saturday's Work Day and Wednesday's meeting at Petra's
  • Feb 8 Saturday's Work Day is cancelled.

  • 2011
  • Sep 30 Updated the Program schedule
  • Sep 20 Friends/SMVRR to exhibit at SLO Freight House: details
  • Sep 17 Posted Goleta Railroad Days. More…
  • Aug 13 Posted Roadamite Field Trip photos
  • Jul 14 Updated the Program page
  • Jun 11 Work Day Plus!
  • Jun 8 Posted an Announcement about Saturday's Work Day. Also added July 9-10 to the Program page.
  • May 25 Updated the Program page
  • May 10 Saturday's Work Day is canceled (5/14/11).
  • May 7 National Train Day, Caboose #210 Open House at Guadalupe.
  • Mar Announced National Train Day activities at Guadalupe, May 7, 2011.
  • Mar 26 Caboose 210 floor painted.
  • Feb 4 Posted new Newsletter
  • Jan 4 New Program schedule for 2011

  • 2010
  • Nov 20 Overland Trail Excursion.
  • Oct 10 Caboose 210 Open House.
  • Oct 4 No work day this Saturday. Join us at the Caboose #210 Open House on Sunday 10am to 3pm (CCRRF).
  • Sep 11 Caboose 210 floor prep continues.
  • Aug 21 Caboose 210 floor prepped for painting.
  • Aug 18 Details are set for the Nov 20 private car trip. First paid, first served.
  • Aug 8 Announced two upcoming Friends activities:
  • Jul 25 Friends support the SMVRR at Goleta Railroad Days.
  • Jun 6 SMVRR announces 99th Anniversary Celebration to be held July 11, 2010.
  • Jun 2 June 10 program will be "Railroad Financials 101" by Rob Himoto
  • May 8 Caboose 210 Open for National Train Day at Guadalupe's Amtrak Station.
  • May 4 Press Release about National Train Day Celebration at the Guadalupe Amtrak Station this Saturday.
  • May 1 Caboose 210 gets a bath.
  • Apr 3 Caboose #210 floor is repaired.
  • Mar 7 Friends announces National Train Day activities at the Guadalupe Amtrak Station, Caboose #210.
  • Feb 20 Work day on the Caboose
  • Feb 18 Updated the Announcements page
  • Jan 14 James introduces air brakes.
  • Jan 9 Work Day on Caboose #210.

  • 2009
  • Dec 23 Updated the Program schedule
  • Dec 12 Work Day on Caboose #210.
  • Dec 10 Virlon leads a class on track warrants.
  • Sep 10 Track maintenance and inspection.
  • Sep 4 Central Coast Rail Road Festival activities posted (Oct 8-12).
  • Aug 1 Friends had a booth at Goleta Railroad Days.
  • Jul 22 August's Work Day will be on the 15th.
  • Jun 11 The Friends tour a 70-ton locomotive.
  • May 19 Recent Ed Morse pictures of #100 and #1000. More…
  • May 18 Updated the Program schedule.
  • May 8 Posted the May 2009 issue of the Newsletter.
  • Apr 11 Work Day.
  • Mar 14 Work Day.

  • 2008
  • Dec 31 Posted the December 2008 issue of the Newsletter.
  • Dec 31 2nd Saturday Work Days.
  • Oct 9 Friends Open House at the new location.
  • Oct 3 SMVRR at work in Guadalupe.
  • Sep 30 Move from downtown yard is complete.
  • Sep 13 Friends help pack up the blacksmith shop. More…
  • Sep 11 Friends forge deal to acquire the old SMVRR blacksmith shop.
  • Sep 10 Posted an SMVRR Roster (PDF) on the History page.
  • Aug 31 Friends help at the Pacific Coast Railroad.
  • Aug 30 Posted the August 2008 issue of the Newsletter.
  • Aug 16 The Presidents visited the Goleta Railroad Museum.
  • Jul 30 Friends has accepted ownership of the SMVRR Yahoo Group.
  • Jul 11 Posted presentation from yesterday's Program re. the Freight Depot (PDF, 3.5mb)
  • Jun 19 Right On Track, an article about the SMVRR in this day's Santa Maria Sun.
  • May 10 Friends helped at the Pacific Coast Roundup.
  • Mar 10 Posted the March 2008 issue of the newsletter (PDF).
  • Feb 22 Added threader pictures to the steam equipment page (bottom).
  • Feb 5 Miller Street crossing is removed.
  • Jan 29 A rare look into the steam era. More…
  • Jan 29 The MOW carts recently got an extreme makeover. More…
  • Jan 28 SMVRR's No. 70 began life on the A&O. More...
  • Jan 21 SMVRR hauls in 18 freight cars from Guadalupe.
  • Jan 9 Updated the Programs page.

  • 2007
  • Oct 9 A new Battles Street grade crossing went into service on September 6, 2007.
  • Oct 6 Friends help the railroad hold a very successful Open House during the City's Grapes and Grains festival.
  • Sep 25 Updated the Program page. Posted an Announcement.
  • Sep 20 Added Rice Siding Removed.
  • Sep 11 Added the History section.