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LA - Steam train ride to San Berdoo - May 8th & 9th

Postby KevinEP » Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:29 pm




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Postby nredom » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:32 am

Cool...San Bernardino's Bicentennial celebration! Interesting San Berdoo dates to 1810, long before CA even became a U.S. State (1851)...

How about an informal list of Midcentury resources...? I went to a "Mr. Foxy's" coffee shop in the mid 80's, but it's no doubt gone...

The Wiki page actually has a couple of nice pix, including one of a "Googie-style car wash building from the 1950's"...maybe some Modcommer wrote it!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Bernardino

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Postby egads » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:13 pm

The pdf fails to mention anything about a train ride. Is there one?

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Ah yes.

Postby KevinEP » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:30 pm

Thanks for pointing that out.

I'll post the link once tickets are available.

I believe that it will leave L.A. early Saturday morning and returns Sunday evening.

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Postby egads » Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:53 am

I do wish this company would figure out a way to do cheaper train rides oriented towards kids. There is a whole generation of kids that are crazy for trains. But all these excursions are expensive wine and dine affairs for adults.

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More info

Postby KevinEP » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:18 pm

Here's a place to stay while in SB:

http://www.wigwammotel.com/

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Also, to answer a couple of questions, these type of trips typically leave from Union Station Saturday morning and return Sunday evening.

One more interesting note: this trip is a rare visit of this locomotive to the city where, for 30 years, it sat in a city park until undergoing a 5 year restoration.

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Tickets now available

Postby KevinEP » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:21 am

May 8th and 9th, 2010 a special excursion train will be operated to San Bernardino Railroad Days sponsored by the San Bernardino History & Railroad Museum, the City of San Bernardino, The City of San Bernardino History & Pioneer Society and the San Bernardino Bicentennial Committee. The special train will operate from Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal to San Bernardino on Saturday May 8th, over the Metrolink San Gabriel Subdivision. The train will return Sunday May 9th, San Bernardino to LAUPT. It is planned that the train will consist of five private passenger cars: Ex CN Business car "Tioga Pass," built in 1959. Ex B&M 6-4-6 sleeper "Salisbury Beach, built in 1954. Ex SP club lounge No. 2981 "Overland Trail," built in 1949. Ex CB&Q No. 4735 dome-diner-lounge "Silver Splendor," built in 1956. Ex CP baggage express car No. 4210, "Pony Express," built in 1941. A Metrolink diesel will provide H.E.P., and if necessary tractive effort, behind Santa Fe Steam Locomotive 3751. Ticket prices are $85 for all cars, except for sleeper "Salisbury Beach," business car "Tioga Pass, and the dome of "Silver Splendor." First class will be $105 per passenger San Bernardino to LAUPT, on Sunday May 9th. The first class accommodations are available westbound only, in Business Car "Tioga Pass," or in the dome section of dome-diner-lounge "Silver Splendor." The eastbound first class seats have been reserved. There will be no intermediate stops to pick up or discharge passengers with the special passenger train. All tickets include one way Metrolink fare to all points on the Metrolink San Gabriel Sub, so that passengers can get to/from LAUPT and San Bernardino, as the special will operate only one way, on each day, as previously mentioned.

Please address ticket requests to Allen Bone, VP, City of San Bernardino Pioneer & Historical Society, 87 Jennifer St., Redlands, CA 92373-4957. Please make checks payable only to: City of San Bernardino Pioneer & Historical Society. Tickets will be mailed out about May 1st.

All sales are final, NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. There are no discounted or half fares. Due to the historic nature of the private passenger cars, there will be no disabled or wheelchair accommodations. All passengers must be ambulatory, and be capable of climbing stairs and steps to get on or off the historic passenger equipment. Certified service animals will be permitted. Passengers will not be permitted to bring or consume their own alcoholic beverages, and there will be no smoking. There will be no baggage service. No beverage coolers permitted.

www.sbdepotmuseum.com

Admission to San Bernardino Railroad Days will be FREE. Railroad displays will include a new BNSF locomotive, Metrolink train, (hopefully to include one of the new cab cars), Santa Fe 3751, and the private cars from the special train. There will also be historic fire apparatus and vehicles including: 1890 San Bernardino horse drawn hose wagon, 1905 horse drawn steam pumper, 1910 Pope-Hartford, (from San Bernardino), additional modern fire trucks from San Bernardino and surrounding communities are expected. There will also be a 1931 Arrowhead water truck, Queil Bros 1939 boom truck, Crafton Dairy Divco milk truck, 1931 U.S. Post Office Dept Ford delivery van, 1917 Dodge military rail car, 1917 FWD military transport, 1932 Ford tow truck, 1958 Omni-Trans bus, new Amtrak Thruway Bus, 1938 City refuse truck, and other historic vehicles. Model railroads will include; Pacific Coast Modular HO Club, Inland Empire Modular HO Club, N-Track Express, ZoCal Z Scale Club and Ken Seipp's wonderful circus layout. The OERM Harvey Girls along with Women in Railroading will be set up inside the depot waiting room. There will be railroadiana for sale, Operation Lifesaver, food, fun and music. Vendor spaces are filling up but more will be welcomed!


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