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Tehachapi is more than the Loop
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Day 1 captures the Loop and several Long Trains. Days 2 and 3 looks at a myriad of
Railroad Semphores, Crossing Warnings, and Train Signalaling devices located at the
Train Station. Next is a visit to the Monolith Cement Plant just 4.5 miles East of
Tehachapi. Lastly, a brief view of one of the few Harriman 65,000 gallon water tanks
that remain. Station was built 1904, burned down in 2008 and was rebuilt in 2009 into
a great Railroad Museum.
LENGTH: 33:15 minutes - EVENT DATE: November 1, 2, & 3, 2017.
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: November 27, 2017


Six Days - Four Car Clubs - To See Trains
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Video captures Four Car Clubs as they visited the Santa Ynez Valley Redwood Railway and
the "Great Train Room (of Pre-War American made Toy Trains)". Car Clubs include:
Model "A's", Porche's, Corvette's, and the Horseless Carriage Club of America who
drove their One and Two Cylinder Cars to the event. A round trip of almost 100 miles.
LENGTH: 20:29 minutes - EVENT DATE: April 27, 2017 through May 3, 2017.
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: July 15, 2017


"Vintage FORD TRI-MOTOR airplane visits Lompoc"
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Video captures the final day of flying at the Lompoc airport with vintage Ford Tri-Motor owned by
the "Liberty Aviation Museum" in: Port Clinton, Ohio. After the first three days of the scheduled
flying missed due to servere rain, the final day was sucessful for those who wanted to fly in this
1928 aircraft which flew over the Grand Canyon in the 1930's. A total of 199 Tri-Motors were made.
LENGTH: 10:39 minutes - EVENT DATE: February 19, 2017.
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: February 21, 2017


"Mile-Long-Steam-Train Official Run"
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This video should be recorded in the History Books as this event we feel will never be duplicated again.
Three Big Boy (4-8-8-4) locomotives in O-gauge pulled 114 freight cars around the SYVRRy outdoor
layout (main line 2.5 mile loop) not once, but twice for a scale run of 5 miles total. Unbelievable Success!
LENGTH: 23:30 minutes - EVENT DATE: April 30, 2016.
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: May 5, 2016


"Mile-Long-Steam-Train" Test Run No. 2
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Second practice run of three Big Boy steam engines pulling 146 freight cars while testing
Legacy Speed Control for multiple Big Boy engines as well as pulling power using 3 steam
engines will pull a miles worth of freight cars. If successful, the historical event will follow.
LENGTH: 16:09 minutes - EVENT DATE: April 2nd, 2016.
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: April 9th, 2016


"Mile-Long-Steam-Train" Test Run No.1
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The first practice Run of large articulated Big Boy steam engines to test lashup techniques and
speed control for building a formal one-mile-long (scale) train event scheduled in the spring
of 2016. The date for the one-mile run is pending on weather conditions. Keep watching.
LENGTH: 8:28 minutes - EVENT DATE: Feb 12th, 2016.
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: Feb 17th, 2016


Vintage British Motorcycle Rally - Live Oak Campground
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2015 Memorial Weekend treated Vintage Motorcycles to 4 days of events at
Cachuma Lake, Live Oak Campsite (18 miles North of Santa Barbara, California)
with old fashion gathering of Riders and mostly early British Motorcycles.
LENGTH: 19:45 minutes - EVENT DATE: May 22nd through May 25th.
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: June 1, 2015


Model "T" Club visits Santa Ynez Valley Redwood Railway
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Model "T" Club (Fords) of Southern California visits the SYVRRy and the
collection of Pre-War Lionel Trains while touring the Santa Ynez Valley.
LENGTH: 16:47 minutes - EVENT DATE: March 21 2015.
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: May 7, 2015


Rails of the Santa Ynez Valley Redwood Railway
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All still photograghy showing the rails and set-up of the SYVRRy layout in preparation of
an active Run-Day. Followed by the Models, Accessories, and Trains placed out to be run.
LENGTH: 7:27 minutes - EVENT DATE: March 21 2015 through April 13, 2015.
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: April 14, 2015


Santa Barbara Historical Museum - Train Exhibit
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About a three month temporary exhibit of the Santa Barbara Train Station during
WW-II. Layout covers from State Street to Montecito Street of the Station Complex.
LENGTH: 7:53 minutes - EVENT DATE: December 7, 2014 through April 2015.
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: January 5, 2015


Six Layouts on a Dining Room Table
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A close neighbor has spent a great deal of time setting up six small loops of
HO, N, and Z gauge trains all running together on a small dining table. The
layout does not lend itself to any additional scenery as the table is covered with
track. It shows that with a good imagination you can run trains almost anywhere.
LENGTH: 4:18 minutes - EVENT DATE: October 3, 2014
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: October 6, 2014


Videographer's Run-Day on the SYVRRy
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A busy Run-Day giving the video folks some practice filming in challenging
lighting conditions (sun and shade) in amoungst the Redwood Trees.
LENGTH: 25:05 minutes - EVENT DATE: September 6, 2014
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: September 11, 2014


Surfliner Rides the Inland Route
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Darryl Practices Photography while running his Surfliner.
LOCATION: Santa Ynez Valley Redwood Railway
LENGTH: 14:57 minutes - EVENT DATE: July 6, 2014
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: July 30, 2014


Art's Quad Copter
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After filming Big Boy 4014 passing into Afton Canyon Art gives
the rest of the crew a short training session on flying the Quad.
LOCATION: West Afton Canyon Camp Site.
LENGTH: 3:58 minutes - EVENT DATE: April 29, 2014
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: June 10, 2014


Big Boy 4014 Leaves California
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Union Pacific 4014 heads for Las Vegas then to Cheyenne, WY to be restored.
LOCATION: Colton Railyard over Cajon Pass to Las Vegas
LENGTH: 32:38 minutes - EVENT DATE: April 28 - 29, 2014
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: May 30, 2014


1st Run-Day of 2014
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Practice Run to get layout in shape-No models put out.
LOCATION: Santa Ynez Valley Redwood Railway
LENGTH: 32:56 minutes - EVENT DATE: March 16, 2014
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: March 19, 2014


Big Boy 4014 Finds the Rails
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Evening move of 4014 onto Metrolink Rails for 1st time in over 50 years.
LOCATION: Pomona Fairgrounds to UP Colton Railyard
LENGTH: 49:04 minutes - EVENT DATE: January 25-26, 2014
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: January 31, 2014


Big Boy 4014 Reaches the Fence
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Big Boy Reaches the Fence, Pomona Fairplex Parking Lot on its way for restoration.
LOCATION: Pomona, CA Fairplex Parking Lot
LENGTH: 4:29 minutes - EVENT DATE: November 22, 2013
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: November 26, 2013


Steaming through the Rail Yards
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Three rail yards allow for switching, parking, and building consist on the SYVRRy.
YARDS: Fresno, Mojave, and Stockton on the Santa Ynez Valley Redwood Railway
LENGTH: 13:38 minutes - EVENT DATE: September 21, 2013
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: September 23, 2013


Horseless Carriage Club of America visits Toys and Trains
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HCCA visits the SYVRRy and Great Train Room during convention in Santa Maria.
They drive 45 miles to Santa Ynez for their visit to see Toys and Lionel Trains.
LENGTH: 16:52 minutes - EVENT DATE: February 18, 2013
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: March 7, 2013


Santa Barbara Century Bicycle Ride 2010-2012
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Parts of all three years of the Santa Barbara Century that started in 2010.
This is a grueling 100 mile bike ride from the beach up 9600 feet of climb.
LENGTH: 9:40 minutes - EVENT DATES: October 2010-2011-2012
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: January 23, 2013


McKeen Motor Car running on the V&TRR
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McKeen car ran between Reno and Minden from 1910-1945. Body donated to V&TRR.
After 14 years to restore it, TTOS/LOTS Convention folks got a ride in it.
LENGTH: 12:31 minutes - EVENT DATES: July 10, 2013
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: August 2, 2013


Rolling through the West
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Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum event highlighting Horse Drawn
1902 Fire Pumper, Carragies, and a 20 Mule Team Wagon Train.
LENGTH: 20:25 minutes - EVENT DATES: April 7-10, 2011
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: January 17, 2013


Veterans Day Run November 11, 2012
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Veterans Appreciation Run on the Santa Ynez Valley Redwood Railway
LENGTH: 17:14 minutes - EVENT DATES: November 11, 2012
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: DECEMBER 1, 2012


Gene Allen's Wonderful Steam Engines
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Gene has been building Model Steam Engines for over 60 Years
Picture of Gene's Sand Pebbles Model from the movie SAND PEBBLES.
LENGTH: 16:33 minutes - EVENT DATES: October 1-4, 2012
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: October 8, 2012


Southern Pacific AC-9 works the Inland Route
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This is where the Stockton AC-9 goes to Fresno to pick up two strings
of Oil Cans to take them to Mojave then Los Angeles. Video stops at Mojave.
LENGTH: 14:45 minutes - EVENT DATES: September 1, 2012
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: September 11, 2012


Building the Mojave Rail Yard
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Operating trains realistically has been a goal of the SYVRRy. Mojave adds
the third Rail Yard to the layout with: 55 foot and 22 foot sidings at Mojave.
LENGTH: 8:25 minutes - EVENT DATES: August 14-26,2012
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: August 30, 2012


National Train Day, Santa Barbara, CA
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This is the 3rd year for SB Train Clubs provided layouts at the SB Train Station.
LENGTH: 8:50 minutes - EVENT DATES: May 12, 2012
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: June 13, 2012


SYVRRy Best Run Day 5-5-12
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SYVRRy Best Run Day with S.B. Corvette Club visiting.
Quite an array of different trains running everywhere!
LENGTH: 12:52 minutes - EVENT DATES: May 5, 2012
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: May 19, 2012


The Big Haul - One mile long Lionel Train
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After running several long trains our crew decided "why not a mile long (scale) train."
With 11 engines (7 powered, 4-dummies) we pulled a 119 ft. long Double Stack Freight!
LENGTH: 26:03 minutes - EVENT DATES: April 21-22, 2012
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: May 9, 2012


Preparation for Big Haul-Test Run #3 in Windy conditions
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This was one of the sucessful test runs for our upcomming "The Big Haul Event."
With 11 engines (7 powered, 4-dummies) we pulled a 116 ft. long Single Stack Freights!
LENGTH: 4:48 minutes - EVENT DATES: March 31, 2012
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: April 7, 2012


Preparation for Big Haul-Test Run #1-2 in Windy conditions
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First and Second test run for: "The Big Haul Event". Wind and Rain played havoc
with testing on both dates, but we are determined to try a mile long Lionel Train.
LENGTH: 3:30 minutes - EVENT DATES: March 17 (rained out) March 24, 2012
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: March 25, 2012


Erie Triplex on Santa Cruz Subdivision
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Its not offen you will see a Triplex operating on a West Coast Subdivision! Thanks to
Gary Raymond and his Triplex along with Gary Siegel's 1/32 scale layout you can see it.
LENGTH: 15:53 minutes - EVENT DATES: February 18, 2012
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: February 20, 2012


UP Challanger on the Santa Cruz Subdivision
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This was a mixed Operations Day on the Santa Cruz Subdivision. Thanks to
Nicholas Vanhecke, his Challenger, running on Gary Siegel's 1/32 scale layout. Enjoy.
LENGTH: 7:41 minutes - EVENT DATES: October 15, 2011
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: October 19, 2011


Moving War Time Goods (Circa WWII)
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General Zanuzoski in charge of train and materials movements.
Santa Fe #3755 helps to move the Troops to the Lodi Army Camp.
LENGTH: 7:07 minutes - EVENT DATES: October 3, 2011
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: October 5, 2011


Lionel Multi-Unit Freight (.7 miles long)
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This run was to test lash-up of multiple engines at the Head, Mid-Train,
and Tail for the purpose testing pulling power of long trains.
LENGTH: 11:21 minutes - EVENT DATES: September 24, 2011
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: September 26, 2011


SP PFE Train working the Santa Cruz Subdivision
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John Ryan running 4 Jeeps hauls a string of PFE Cars as they
leave San Jose for Santa Cruz to pick up additional fruit and Ice.
LENGTH: 6:42 minutes - EVENT DATES: Labor Day Sunday 2011
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: September 5, 2011


Rare Circus Train Passes Surf & Guadalupe, California
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Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey (Red train, over mile long) runs the California
Coast Route at Surf and Guadalupe on its way from LA to another show at San Jose.
LENGTH: 10:39 minutes - EVENT DATES: August 15, 2011
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: August 20, 2011


Santa Ynez Valley Redwood Railway July 2011 Run-Day
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Taking advantage of the just completed Stockton Rail Yard in May 2011,
we run several unique trains that the Runners bring to enjoy the day.
LENGTH: 10:39 minutes - EVENT DATES: July 31, 2011
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: August 3, 2011


Union Pacific Tank Train does a loop on the SYVRRy
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Three Lionel SD70Ace's pull a long string of tank cars around the
main line on the SYVRRy. A powered (towed) camera car leads the way.
LENGTH: 9:55 minutes - EVENT DATES: July 16, 2011
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: July 30, 2011


Oil Can and PFE Trains on the SYVRRy
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Three Lionel SD70Ace's pull a long string of tank cars while a Santa Fe
Steamer works the Ice Platform loading Ice just befor picking up Produce.
LENGTH: 11:38 minutes - EVENT DATES: July 16, 2011
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: July 18, 2011


1902 Horse Drawn Fire Pumper at Santa Ynez Museum Event
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Part of the Santa Ynez Valley Museum's three day "Rolling through the West"
Symposium, day one featured a very early three Horse Drawn Fire Pumper.
LENGTH: 3:08 minutes - EVENT DATES: April 8, 2011
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: June 20, 2011


Western Pacific GS-64 on Santa Cruz Subdivision
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Art A. test runs his new Western Pacific GS-64 on the Santa Crez Subdivision" on
two different days to see what it can do. All trains are Battery Powered in 1/32 scale.
LENGTH: 13:18 minutes - EVENT DATES: May 21-29, 2011
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: June 6, 2011


Heavy Iron running on the SYVRRy
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While testing a lash-up between: AC-9 and AC-12 (Cab Forward) we noticed that
these two heavy steamers could pull more cars than any other combination of engines.
LENGTH: 4:30 minutes - EVENT DATES: June 7. 2011
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: June 11, 2011


Merced River Trestle Crossing on the SYVRRy
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Scenes of trains using the new Merced River Trestle and the Tehachapi Loop.
LENGTH: 4:33 minutes - EVENT DATES: May 1, 2011
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: May 16, 2011


Stockton Rail Yard Extension - SYVRRy
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General Zanuzoski's Military Train and Pilot Wison with his
long tank Train test out the Stockton Rail Yard and Layout.
LENGTH: 5:52 minutes - EVENT DATES: April 15, 2011
POSTED TO YOUTUBE: April 16, 2011


This list concludes most of the best Videos from early 2011 to the present.


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