The Swanton Pacific Historical Railroad Society is dedicated to those who:
- Are nuts about trains
- Have a love for history
- Like to be working on a fun project outdoors
- Want live steam maintenance or operating experience
- Have or want machine shop, welding, construction or foundry experience
The 1/3 scale railroad is located on the beautiful 3200-acre Swanton Pacific Ranch near Davenport in Santa Cruz County. A dedicated group of volunteers maintain and operate the railroad on behalf of the Cal Poly College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. The Swanton Pacific Railroad serves as an operational memorial to Al Smith who acquired and relocated the trains to the Swanton Pacific Ranch. The rolling stock consists of three one-third scale Pacific-type steam locomotives that were built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, a diesel switcher locomotive and a variety of passenger and maintenance of way railcars.
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For more information, please contact:
Swanton Pacific Railroad
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, Ca 93407