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3751 To Attend California Passenger Rail Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 7, 2016   SANTA FE 3751 TO ATTEND CALIFORNIA PASSENGER RAIL SUMMIT AT LOS ANGELES UNION STATION APRIL 13 – 14, 2016             The San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society (SBRHS) is pleased to announce that Santa Fe […]

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In April, 3751 has a fire in her belly for the first time in 2016 as she steams to Los Angeles Union Station to be on display as part of the 2016 California Passenger Rail Summit. The following month, the […]

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Framing for the Tarp

Today, the crew focused on upgrading the engine tarp cover by attaching frames to the handrails. The framework is similar to the frames in a covered wagon. Once complete, tarps will be draped over the entire locomotive, providing the protection needed […]

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Welding Lesson

Dan conducts a lesson in arc welding for Lisa as Dave looks on. They are building railing clamps for temporary frames for tarps to cover 3751 in the rainy season. Keep a watch here for updates to progress on this […]

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TBT: 1994

Here’s a great shot of some very fine enginemen, circa 1994. These men were true 3751 pioneers, bringing her back alive and passing their knowledge of steam to the new generation (from L to R): Jesse Bootman, Rufus King, Jr. […]

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Keepsake Holiday Ornament

We’re pleased to announce that our online SHOP is back in action. Merchandise sales is a primary form of fundraising for the Society and all contributions go directly toward keeping 3751 steaming. Be sure to check out our newest item: 2014 […]

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Ready for the Rain

Bob and Ken were busy last weekend getting 3751 buttoned up for the rainy season, always bittersweet when we have to close her up, but she’ll be back in full steam next year. As always, thank you for supporting 3751.

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July Work at the Yard

After laying off for the long July 4th weekend the crew resumed work the past two weeks on two big projects. First, the turret valves.   This is a repacking process to stem leaks and work will continue until all valves have been upgraded. The […]

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TBT: 1991

During August, November and December 1991, 3751 operated on trial runs near the shop at Fontana, for the first time since removal from service August 25, 1953. Can you identify anyone on the sidelines? Photo by Jim Wood.

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See us at SFRH&MS Convention

SBRHS will be represented by crew member, Bob Ray at the SFRH&MS convention in Fresno, July 22-27. If you’re attending, be sure to drop by our information/souvenir table and say hello, check out the latest branded merchandise and pick up […]

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Meet the Crew: Sam Calderwood

Sam Calderwood has been an integral part of the 3751 crew since 2002.  He became an SBRHS supporter and started volunteering on the mechanical crew just as 3751 was coming off her 1472 and prior to the 2002 Grand Canyon […]

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TBT: Colton, 2004

This is a great image of 3751 running without the diesel helpers we always see her with today. Photo by Brian Lockett.

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