Second Chance for 3751 at San Bernardino Railroad Days

SB Railroad Days Flyer

According to the San Bernardino Railroad Histroical Society’s (SBRHS) web site, one week after the Santa Fe 3751 leads the San Diego Steam Special II from Los Angeles to San Diego and back, the 3751 will make a trip between Los Angeles and San Bernardino as part of San Bernardino’s Railroad Days & Bicentennial Celebration.

The San Bernardino Railroad Days & Bicentennial Celebration will be held at the San Bernardino Train Station on Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m and according to the event’s web page:

Not only will you be able to walk through the cab of the train, you will also be able to ride the train! On Saturday, May 8 you can board the train from Los Angeles and arrive in San Bernardino to enjoy the 2-day extravaganza. Dress in period clothing to truly experience the steam engine days.

Once you step off the train you will encounter antique cars and trucks, a demonstration from a steam-powered fire engine, a new state-of-the-art locomotive from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, bands playing festive music, model railroads from multiple railroad clubs, and a display of Women in Railroading.  There will be food vendors, but you may want to order something from one of the Harvey Girls, waitresses from the famous Fred Harvey restaurants that sprung up along the Santa Fe lines going West.

Saturday May 8, 2010 coincides with National Train Day, the details of which can be read from this post National Train Day - Discover and Learn About Railroads and Trains.  I plan on being in Los Angeles on the 8th and San Bernardino on the 9th.  I hope to see you there!

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