Santa Maria Valley Railroad Company SMV #741

Nature of Firm

SMV operates freight service from a connection with UP at Guadalupe, CA to Santa Maria, CA (14.8 miles). The railroad has many short branch lines. Traffic consist of asphalt, petroleum products, scrap iron, gypsum wallboard, fertilizer, machinery, plastic, lumber and fresh and frozen food products.


The railroad was incorporated July 14, 1911 as the Santa Maria Valley Railway and reorganized under the present name in 1926. Passenger service was never provided. The line was abandoned between Gates and Roadamite in 1950. In 2003, the Santa Maria Valley abandoned 4.87 miles between College Drive and Gates Station. In September 2006, the railroad was sold to Coast Belle Rail, LLC.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Santa Maria Valley Railroad
628 South McClelland Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Phone 805-922-7941
Fax 805-922-9554
Web Site

Rob Himoto

Dave Jennings
General Manager

Company Affiliation Private
Interchange Points Guadalupe, CA
Agreement Type Handling Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI