Monday, March 21, 2011

Aerial View Shows Museum Grounds' Features

These recent photographs from the air of Goleta Depot and the museum grounds does an exceptional job of showing the features of the property. To orient you, Los Carneros Road, visible on the left, runs almost due north/south. Goleta Depot, itself, is in the center. Also visible are the caboose, miniature-train tracks, Visitor Center, sidewalks, and many other features.

Click on the images, themselves, to view larger versions.
Volunteer Ed Leska found these gems for us to share.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Vista Dome Excursion Enjoyed By 47 Members & Others

"Conductor Bill" Hatrick greets boarding passengers.
The South Coast Railroad Museum organized a special rail excursion aboard the Vista dome car, Silver Splendor, which took place on Feb. 19.

Aboard for the one-day round-trip to San Luis Obispo were 47 museum members and others from the general public. The trip was part of the monthly vintage-rail program that the museum is conducting throughout 2011. Silver Splendor was included in the consist of Amtrak's midday Pacific Surfliner train to SLO.

There was much to see in all directions along the coast.
Museum members and photographers B. Marc Bradley and Lori Roper took these shots during the rail adventure.

To learn more about Silver Splendor, please visit this museum blog page:
or explore the Silver Splendor website:

Passengers boarded in Santa Barbara or Goleta.
Views were great from below, too.

Wet return brought a rainbow.

Noel and Peggy Langle had fun.

Lori Roper and Conductor Bill.

John and Christie Green.

Ed Leska roams the lower level.

Photographer Bradley takes a break.