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For immediate release / July 13, 2023
SANTA FE 3751 TO ATTEND LOS ANGELES UNION STATION TRAINFEST 2023:
A CELEBRATION OF PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
SEPTEMBER 9 - 10, 2023
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Santa Fe steam locomotive No. 3751 will make its first public appearance of 2023 at Los Angeles Union Station’s Trainfest Sept. 9-10, the San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society announced today.
The event, “Trainfest 2023: A Celebration of Past, Present & Future,” will be held each day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Along with the appearance from No. 3751, it will feature equipment displays from Amtrak, Metrolink, LA Metro,and other railroads and organizations.
Guided tours highlighting station restoration and artwork, model railroad displays, and other activities are also planned.
It will be just the second outing for No. 3751, which became Santa Fe’s first 4-8-4 when built by Baldwin in 1927, since completion of its 1,472-day inspection in 2022. Last September, the locomotive appeared at an Amtrak and Operation Lifesaver event in Fullerton, Calif.
The San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society (SBRHS) was founded in 1981 with the vision to promote the historical and social significance of railroads in the southwest through the operation and display of steam locomotive 3751. Following an extensive restoration of the locomotive between 1986 and 1991, the SBRHS has operated 3751 as one of the premier, mainline operating steam locomotives in the United States. In 2021, the society celebrated 30 years of operating 3751 and is on track for another 30 years and beyond of utilizing the locomotive as a highly engaging public relations and educational tool to communicate railroading history, railroad’s importance in today’s modern infrastructure, and overall railroad safety.
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For immediate release / August 30, 2022
SANTA FE 3751 TO ATTEND AMTRAK TRACK SAFETY COMMUNITY EVENT
Fullerton, CA – The San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society’s (SBRHS) restored, 1927-built steam locomotive, Santa Fe 3751, will return to operation for the first time since 2017 as it travels from its home base in Los Angeles, Calif. to Fullerton, Calif., to participate in Amtrak’s Track Safety Community Event, taking place on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, 2022, at the Fullerton Transportation Center.
Open to the public between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday the 24th and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday the 25th, the Track Safety Community Event, hosted by Amtrak, is being presented in partnership with Operation Lifesaver (OLI) during “Rail Safety Week” as OLI celebrates the organization’s 50th Anniversary. The free rail safety event will offer fun activities for the entire family ranging from the chance to meet railroad workers, tour train equipment and learn important railroad safety tips.
Train equipment on display at the Fullerton Transportation Center during this event will include:
Steam Locomotive - Santa Fe 3751
Pacific Surfliner Cab Car
Amtrak Superliner Coach
Operation Lifesaver Locomotive
Positive Train Control Expertise
Zero Emission Locomotive Technology Expertise