The Pacific Coast Railway: Central California's Premier Narrow Gauge by Kenneth E. Westcott and Curtiss H. Johnson is the must-have book for the PCRy. Whether you're trying to model the railroad and its buildings or enjoy some railroading history, this is a fabulous book. Through the Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad, we've organized some tours along ex-PCRy right-of-way. Much of the information came from this book and another by Hal Madson, Railroads of the Santa Maria Valley.
May 4, 2013 field trip: http://friends-smvrr.org/130504.html