New Art “Steam at Swanton Pacific”

Steam at Swanton Pacific

In 1979, then Orchard Supply Hardware President Albert B. Smith obtained four live steam locomotives built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Smith restored these locomotives and formed the Swanton Pacific Railroad on his ranch in northern Santa Cruz County, California. Today, Mr. Smith’s legacy lives on by the efforts of the “Cal Poly” Swanton Pacific Historical Railroad Society. Here, locomotive No. 1914 simmers in preparation for the occasional public train rides.

Ken Muramoto ©. Watercolor. 10 1/4″ x 14″. February, 2015.

2 thoughts on “New Art “Steam at Swanton Pacific”

  1. Beautiful work! The detail in Ken’s work is always stunning. Really enjoy learning the story behind each piece as well. Thank you for bringing this history of trains alive through your creative vision and talent. Can’t wait to check back and see what Ken will come up with next!

  2. Ken Muramoto says:

    Thank you for your encouragement. I am currently working on the Sierra Railway No. 3 locomotive and looking forward to share with you in the future.


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