|Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum|
Member Drives Golden Spike for New Railroad, 8/2/03
A toast, to the Santa Ynez Valley Redwood Railway (SYVRRy)! At left is owner and SMVRHM Member Ken Kelley, at center is William Wood, gandydancer, and at right is Bob Sponsel who provided moral support (and lots of help!).
Most of the SP cabforward is hidden behind the foliage, but not so the train of PFE cars behind it. On the upper level, also mostly behind foliage, is a Daylight passenger train.
An SP Daylight passenger train exits the Tehachapi Loop.
The SYVRRy is in the midst of a gorgeous, and inviting, redwood garden.
Surrounded by redwood trees, Ken Kelley drives the 24-karat gold spike to mark the opening of his Santa Ynez Valley Redwood Railway!
The cabforward "bites" its own tail as it traverses the Tehachapi Loop. The SP caboose on the lower left track is the end of the cabforward's train.
Ken's fellow-railroaders prepare the long cabforward train for a run around the loop.
More cars are added.
Today, just like every other day, trains are for kids of all ages!