Pacific Coast Railroad

Pacific_Coast_RailroadLike a magical vision from a bygone era, the steam-powered Pacific Coast Railroad never fails to enchant visitors to Santa Margarita Ranch.

Founded by ranch co-owner Rob Rossi, the Pacific Coast Railroad follows a narrow-gauge loop around the ranch headquarters, offering wide-open views of the surrounding meadows and mountains.


The Pacific Coast Railroad honors the historic role of the railroad industry in the development of Santa Margarita and the Central Coast. It is available for charter at weddings and special events, and also operates for occasional public events throughout the year.

The railroad includes three engines, as well as four 5/8 scale passenger coaches from the Santa Fe & Disneyland Railroad dating back to the 1950s. Yes, it’s true–the charming passenger coaches of the Pacific Coast Railroad once graced the legendary Disneyland theme park in Anaheim! These coaches have since been lovingly restored, much to the delight of children and adults alike.

Please contact us if you would like to inquire about firing up the Pacific Coast Railroad for your wedding or private event at Santa Margarita Ranch.

*Top photo by Allyson Magda, lower photo by Karl Hovanitz