Movie Shoots

The Santa Maria Valley Railroad is available for Movie Shoots, TV and commercial production.  Our fleet includes 4 locomotives, freight cars, passenger car, motorcars, and track machines. 

Our right of way includes picturesque agricultural lands, industrial areas, and mountain backdrops. 

The Osburn Rail Yard has ample parking and on ground storage area along with 24 hour security.

Our featured locomotive is FWR 3501 acquired from the Fillmore and Western Railway.  While operating on the FWR, the 3501 has made appearances in many TV shows and movies.

Films shot on the Santa Maria Valley Railroad include:

  • The Spirit of St. Louis
  • Coast the Movie

Service Alerts

Report Signal Malfunctions

To report a signal malfunction, call us at:
Phone: 805-925-4670


The Santa Maria Valley Railroad provides daily freight service to our customers along our 14 miles of well maintained mainline track. Potential customers can learn more about shipping by rail here.

Rail Access Properties

Click Here for information about properties for sale or lease along or very near the railroad.

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