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 such as field trips, tours, and travel. Friends is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible organization. More information is on our About page. We welcome your Donations to Friends!
Read our latest COVID-19 Update.

Current Activities:


View the 2022 winners on our Photo Contest page.
All the winning photos will be presented in the next Friends Newsletter coming out in January.


And now that the 2022 Photo Contest is over, you can begin working on your entries for the 2023 Photo Contest. The deadline for the 2023 contest will be September 1, 2023.


We welcome new sponsors to
expand our programs and tours,
and fund educational activities.

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