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Prep for San Bernardino

Steam Log: 4.10.2014 The crew is busy getting 3751 ready for her annual excursion to San Bernardino. Step one was adding water to the boiler on Wednesday night. The first of the crew arrives at Redondo Junction at o’dark thirty on Thursday morning […]

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Filling the Boiler

The crew begins filling the boiler  to be ready for a morning light-off as the preparations for San Bernardino officially begin. It will take another 48 hours before she’s at full power. Who’s ready for some steam?

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Grease Sticks

In just over a week, these beauties will be really handy to have around…for those not familiar, they are hard grease sticks made by the crew. Every 150 miles or so, the crew uses the Alemite guns to squeeze them […]

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Q&A with Paul Prine: What It Takes To Get 3751 On The Road

3751 has been restored and operational since 1991. In that time, she has participated in some two dozen excursions and display events throughout the western United States. We get so many questions about our operations, we thought it would be […]

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Annual Inspection: Passed

In this view from the other end of the locomotive, we are looking through the fire door into the firebox with the combustion chamber and rear tube sheet beyond. During the annual inspection, the boiler is “squeezed” above its normal […]

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Meet the Crew: Ken Skolyan

This month, we’re pleased to introduce Ken Skolyan. A retired high school teacher, Ken taught economics, government, accounting and computer classes among a host of other subjects during his 35 year career with the Huntington Beach Union High School District. […]

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Annual Smokebox Cleaning

New crew members Tim Logan and Doreen Leaf had the honors of cleaning out the smokebox this year. The work was in preparation for our annual hydro test. Although the 3751 no longer burns coal, soot and sand (used to […]

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Preparing for Inspection

3751 eases onto the Redondo turntable, also an iconic Santa Fe icon still being used today by Amtrak, as the locomotive is moved out to be inspected and washed prior to San Bernardino Railroad Days 2013.

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Meet the Crew: Eric Cook

Eric with Smokey A Crew Member since 2007, Eric Cook is considered one of the “younger” group of men and women who keep 3751 alive. Growing up, Eric lived within blocks of the Pasadena subdivision. Nourished by his grandfather, father […]

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Show Some Love

For Valentine’s Day, how about showing some love for our hard working steam crew? In this recent photo, three of our crew members are engaged in work on the locomotive brake cylinders. Tim Logan (left) and Ken Skolyan (right) are […]

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2014

For the 5th consecutive year, 3751 proudly steams from Los Angeles to San Bernardino and return in mid-April with a train of five car passenger cars. This trip, part of the city’s annual San Bernardino Railroad Day’s celebration, would mark […]

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New Amtrak Timetable

SBRHS has two fun connections to the current cover art on Amtrak’s System Timetable. The artwork was created by Eric Smith, who generously donated a painting of 3751 for our auction last year. However, the inspiration behind the painting was […]

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