September 22, 2007
About 200 people joined in the railroading fun today at Bitter Creek. This was a fundraising event for the Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum (SMVRHM).
Alcalde & Coalfield No. 9.
This is now the cut formerly known as Tunnel #1.
Don works a connection that used to run through the tunnel.
And here are the remnants of the tunnel structure. Whenever rebuilt, they'll be starting from scratch.
Harry, Jack, and Mike (L to R) get ready for the big day.
Phil and Dick unload some folding tables for the store.
Keith Hatfield (and family) behind the SP "black widow".
Article in the Santa Maria Times.
At right, a young railroader gave this stick to the Stationmaster as a Thank You! at the end of the day.
Dale at the controls of Pleasant Valley No. 11.
Santa Maria Style BBQ!
SMVRR's Caboose No. 210.
Ken Reiter operates his father's No. 4158.
Karl engineers the Southern Pacific X-1.
Kevin engineering his model of SMVRR's low-nose GP-9, No. 1801.
Mike at the controls of No. 9.
Engineers enjoy their lunch breaks! This is Charlie Dockstaeder with his Central Pacific No. 229.
Harry runs the Union Pacific train, which took the record for the longest train of the day.