A benefit event for the
"Choo Chew" Saturday
Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum
Unlimited Train Rides, and BBQ!
Saturday, April 29, 2005 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Smokey Bear rides the U.P. train.
Dick and Ernie check out the radios in preparation for the days activities.
Ken (right) appreciates Don's SPCO oil can.
Conductor Ken keeps order at the boarding area.
Ed tried to run, but spent the day doing a repair.
Dennis' new steam locomotive arrived at the Bitter Creek Western Railroad (BCWRR) today! The entire train was built by Roll Models, Inc. of Fresno.
Bill Andersen's Union Pacific No. 1943 from across the yard.
The BBQ crew did a bangup job!
Jim and crew lunch by the scale depot.
Santa Maria style BBQ for everyone!
Train crew members enjoy lunch.
At right, Karl engineers the White Pass and Yukon No. 110 pulling Dennis' new consist on a test run.
Youngsters thrilled at getting their tickets punched - every time!
The Museum gift shop was set up all day.
Don poses for an oiling using his SPCO oil can.
Mike at the controls of Dennis' new Pleasant Valley No. 11.
Youngsters thrilled at bringing the SP X-1 into the station.
Kevin's SMVRR No. 1801 kept this Santa Maria Valley crowd quite happy.
Dennis engineers the first run of his complete new train with a load of BCWRR friends.
Pacific Coast Railway No. 2.
SMVRR No. 1801 at the depot with a load of SMVRHM crew members.