3751 Blog

2001

In May the locomotive participates in a local event in Fullerton, CA and is displayed hot for the weekend at ‘Fullerton Railroad Days’. Later that year, the SBRHS begins the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)’s 1472 boiler inspection-recertification process for 3751 […]

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2000

3751 becomes the last steam locomotive to be serviced at the Redondo Junction Roundhouse before it was dismantled by Amtrak in August. The locomotive is again stored outside in the elements, however, Amtrak provides a large tarp to cover the […]

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1999

The siding that the Santa Fe provided as a temporary storage site needed to be vacated, the SBRHS negotiates a lease with Amtrak to store the locomotive and tool car in the Redondo Junction Roundhouse in Los Angeles. To physically […]

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1996

3751 is again displayed under steam at Riversides ‘Sunkist Orange Blossom Festival’, in April.

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1995

On April 21 the 3751 is the last locomotive serviced at the Santa Fe’s San Bernardino Yards Complex. Most of the 72 buildings in the yard complex will be demolished to make way for an intermodal facility. 3751 had been […]

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1992

3751 pulls the Santa Fe Railway Employee Appreciation Special, August 30 to September 16, Los Angeles – Chicago – Los Angeles.

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1991

3751 returns to steam on August 15. December 20 is the official Christening and Dedication Ceremony for the 3751 as she is returned to steam, the newly restored locomotive pulls a freight train from San Bernardino to Los Angeles as […]

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1986

3751 is sold to the SBRHS by the city of San Bernardino for $1, with conditions – the SBRHS must restore and operate the locomotive. With the help of volunteers, the Santa Fe and a lot of panel track 3751 […]

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1981

The San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society is formed with intentions of protecting the locomotive and possibly restoring her to operational condition.

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1958

3751 becomes the oldest existing 4-8-4 as the first 12 built by Alco are scrapped by the Northern Pacific – as that railroad fully dieselizes. 3751 is placed in Viaduct Park, San Bernardino as a static display May 14, 1958.

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1957

Officially retired from the Santa Fe Locomotive roster and donated to the city of San Bernardino.

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1953

3751 pulls the last steam powered passenger train from San Diego on August 23, the engine’s last revenue run before being stored serviceable temporarily at Los Angeles’ Redondo Junction Roundhouse. 

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