3751 Blog

1952

3751 makes a brief appearance in the ending scenes of the 1952 drama “Boots Malone,” which stares William Holden, at the Santa Fe’s Pasadena Station. In the movie, the station is renamed ‘Dellington’ and the train the locomotive is pulling […]

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1941

3751 completes it’s modernization for high speed operation with a new frame, 80 inch drivers, and roller bearings all around, along with other upgrades. It’s highest recorded speed was 103 miles per hour.

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1939

3751 hauls the first named passenger train ‘The Scout’ into the new Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal on opening day, May 7.

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1938

3751 receives a larger roller bearing equipped tender with capacities of 20,000 gallons of water, and 7,107 gallons of oil. It is also assigned as a standby for the new diesel-electric streamliner the Super Chief.

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1936

3751 is converted burn oil at the San Bernardino Shops.

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1928

Tests show 3751 to be 20% more efficient and powerful than the 3700 class (4-8-2’s).

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1927

In May, 3751 emerges from the erecting hall as the Santa Fe’s and Baldwin’s first 4-8-4, builder’s number 60004. 

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1926

Santa Fe Railway, in cooperation with Baldwin Locomotive Works, designs Santa Fe’s first 4-8-4, as a coal burner. 

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