No. 80, a GE 70-ton switcher, was sitting just outside the enginehouse. The students got to tour through the locomotive, and a few lucky ones sounded the horn!
At left below, the class poses in front of a tank car loaded with white glue - like Elmer's Glue! The glue is used in the fields to control dust. To the left and behind the class and the tank car is the old depot building (which is modeled on the class HO layout). Below, the student sitting above "SMVRR 80" with his arm resting out the window looks like he was born to be an engineer!
For more information and pictures about the Santa Maria Valley Railroad, visit the "Railroads: Today" section of the Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum.
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