|Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum|
The Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum (SMVRHM) participated in this railroading event in north San Luis Obispo County by exhibiting in the barn, built in the late 1700s.
No. 2 approaching the boarding area. No. 2 is a 1927 Vulcan 2-4-0 steam locomotive used on the "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman" TV show, and it's called the Roger Linn.
Today's event benefited the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum.
The coaches were built as the original passenger cars on the Disneyland train. It turned out they weren't very conducive to quick load and unload, so were soon replaced and stored away.
Exhibitors gathered in the barn built in the late 1700s. This is where the SMVRHM table was, too.
No. 2 takes on water.
The SLO County Band struck up "I've Been Workin' on the Railroad"!
One of the exhibitors had operating G-scale trains.
May 7, 8a, 8b, 2005.|
No. 3, also in operation today, has just crossed the main entrance road after leaving the boarding area and is headed out into the wilderness on its 2-mile journey.
No. 2 climbing the grade as it approaches the boarding area.
The 7.5" gauge Bitter Creek Western Railroad was represented by this Purdy and Eastern train!
Approaching the boarding area...
Engineering No. 2.
There was quite an outdoor display of machinery.
A little history of the locomotives and coaches: