Purpose & Goals

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The Society was founded in 1993 to "assist in the preservation of the railroad corridor between Montalvo and Saugus, California, so as to maximize the economic, educational, environmental, and recreational value this historical asset to the residents of the Santa Clara River Valley and the surrounding area. To this end it is the interest of this organization to acquire, preserve, restore, exhibit and operate historic railroad equipment, and to acquire, preserve, display, and make available for study artifacts, information, and photographs pertaining to railroad equipment, structure and operations in the Southern California region,"

The Society consists of a cross section of volunteers from throughout Southern California who possess a wide variety of expertise in the public and private sectors. The Society offers the opportunity to interested people to participate as supporting or active associates and to have fun in the process.

Working in cooperation with the Fillmore and Western Railway Company of Fillmore, California, the Society has been successful in preliminary efforts to exhibit and operate various pieces of railroad equipment between the cities of Santa Paula and Fillmore.

Full Active Associates have the opportunity to join the Fillmore and Western operating train crew as car attendants; be tour guides of the Movie Train yard and Equipment; help with the turntable and roundhouse projects; and contribute to many other special rail events, such as our recent role as "Ambassadors" aboard Metrolink trains.

Whether you have operating, technical, mechanical, metal working, railroad or similar skills - or you just want to learn more about railroads - the Society would like to have you join us.