For its last outing of 2017 and the following two years, 3751 is invited to participate in the second-annual L.A. Union Station TrainFest & Toy Drive. With preparations spanning December 14-15, 3751 departs for Union Station on the morning of December 16 and is spotted on Track 15 for display. Joining equipment displays from Amtrak, Metrolink and private cars of LARail.com, the locomotive plays a staring role and is even visited by Santa Claus himself. At it’s conclusion, fans and crew alike enjoyed the locomotive’s final moments under steam prior to it going into extensive boiler inspection that must be completed every 15 years (the last of this kind spanned 2001-2002). If you’d like to help the SBRHS during this massive task, check out the “15 Year Rebuild” tab under the Support 3751 tab on our homepage.