Sante Fe 3751 Steam Excursion set for April 27 & 28, 2013

Santa Fe 4-8-4 No. 3751 to pull San Bernardino excursions

The San Bernardino History & Railroad Museum, the San Bernardino Historical & Pioneer Society, BNSF Railway, and the city of San Bernardino will host San Bernardino Railroad Days, April 27-28 at the city’s former Santa Fe train depot.

ATSF 3751 departs San Bernardino as it heads for L.A. Union Station after being on display for the weekend during San Bernardino's Railroad Days event April 22, 2012. Photo by Ken Szok.

ATSF 3751 departs San Bernardino as it heads for L.A. Union Station after being on display for the weekend during San Bernardino’s Railroad Days event April 22, 2012. Photo by Ken Szok.

As part of the event, Santa Fe steam locomotive 4-8-4 No. 3751 will pull an excursion from Los Angeles Union Station to San Bernardino sponsored by the museum.

On April 27, the steam special will depart Los Angeles at 10:00 a.m., operating over Metrolink’s San Gabriel Subdivision to San Beranrdino. The train will return to Los Angeles on April 28, departing San Bernardino at 3:00 p.m.

The train will consist of seven cars:

  • Tioga Pass, a Canadian National business car, built in 1959;
  • Ocean View, Amtrak’s full-length dome car No. 10031, built for the Great Northern’s Empire Builder in 1955;
  • Pony Express, a Canadian Pacific baggage/express car, built in 1941; rebuilt as a lounge car;
  • Acoma, a Santa Fe lounge-dormitory built in 1937 by Budd for the Super Chief,
  • Overland Trail, a Southern Pacific club-lounge built by Pullman in 1949 for San Francisco Overland service;
  • National Forum, a Union Pacific open-section sleeping car built in 1954 (tickets are not being sold for this car);
  • An Amtrak Horizon coach.

An Amtrak diesel will operate behind No. 3751 to provide head end power. More private cars may be added to the trips. Ticket prices are $115 for first class in the Tioga Pass, Ocean View, and the Pony Express. Seating is $105 for the Acoma lounge-dormitory and the Overland Trail lounge car, while coach is $70 for seating in the Amtrak coach.

For more information, go to www.sbdepotmuseum.com/steam-excursion.

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  1. Marlin Barkley says:

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