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Visiting An Old Friend...ATSF 2921

Visiting An Old Friend...ATSF 2921

On November 20, 2019, crew member Alex Gillman stopped by the Amtrak station on Modesto, Calif., to visit an old friend of the SBRHS - ATSF 2921. Years ago, some of the 3751 steam crew made multiple trips up to Modesto to work on the 2921 in an effort to help preserve the locomotive even if just for static display. Unfortunately, after much of this work, a flood struck Modesto with water rising above the locomotive's 80-inch drivers. Fast forward to the summer of 2017 when the City of Modesto and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) worked together to move the locomotive from its home of Beard Brook Park to the Amtrak station, where it has since been cosmetically restored.