With the conductor on the ground flagging the crossing, BUGX 1322 leads its nine car train toward the Black Road grade crossing and past an aging barn as it heads for Osborn Yard. Once there, the ... (more)
With half their day's work complete, the crew of this morning's Santa Maria Valley Railroad run to Guadalupe has broke for lunch upon arriving back in Santa Mara and headed into town to find somet... (more)
BUGX 1322 switches out refrigerator cars from the PictSweet spur on a sunny afternoon. *This photo was taken with permission on SMVRR property while wearing full PPE*
After bringing four cars laden with lumber down the Airbase Branch, BUGX 1322 brings one of the loaded center-beams north to spot it for unloading at the Hayward Lumber yard. After running around ... (more)
Deep in the heart of the Santa Maria Valley lies BUGX 1322, former ATSF 2109 built in 1952 and based out of Barstow. The locomotive has been leased to the new Northwestern Pacific and SMVR since b... (more)
The southbound Guad Turn rumbles out of Guadalupe with three SD60Ms and 26 cars.
Switching amongst the industry and fields of Santa Maria
Although painted in Celite colors, this ex Southern SW1500 is actually NREX 8444. Usually behind fences and guard shacks on the property of a local mining company, the switcher is brought on for m... (more)
This is not a display at a railroad museum, but rather two very active pieces of equipment getting a rest on the Santa Maria Valley Railroad. The 61-year-old 70 tonner is still used by the railroa... (more)
California sunshine and a rare GE 70 ton and U6B combination make for an interesting industrial view.
A Santa Maria Valley train from Guadalupe to Santa Maria is seen crossing a farmer's field near Iremel on its way to Carr.