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2023 Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Guest Speaker

Alex Gillman
Vice President
San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society

Speaks about:
AT&SF Steam Locomotive No. 3751
15-Year Rebuild Project

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway purchased Locomotive No. 3751 from Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1927 for $99,712.77. (This would be about $1,700,000 in today’s dollars.) This steam locomotive was built at the Baldwin facility in Eddystone, Pennsylvania. No. 3751 was Baldwin’s and Santa Fe’s first steam locomotive with a 4-8-4 wheel arrangement.

For nearly 20 years, No. 3751 was regularly assigned to Santa Fe’s passenger trains between Los Angeles and Kansas City on routes via Albuquerque, La Junta, and Amarillo. After end of World War II, it was assigned to passenger trains through Arizona and through the Tehachapi Mountains in California. After 1950, it was based at Santa Fe’s Redondo Junction in Los Angeles and occasional assigned to local passenger trains. No. 3751’s last revenue service was in 1953. After retirement in 1957, Santa Fe donated it to the City of San Bernardino, and was placed in (the former) Viaduct Park then adjacent to its San Bernardino train station in 1958.

San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society purchased No. 3751 from the city in 1985. After transport to the former Kaiser Steel facility in Fontana in 1986, restoration began. Its restoration was completed in 1991. It has powered many passenger excursion trains during the years since.

Alex will speak to us about Santa Fe No. 3751’s recent 1,472-day or “15 Year Rebuild” project that transpired 4.5 years. This will focus on their steam crew’s work on this important project necessary to return the locomotive to service. His presentation will include photo images and videos, which many have not yet been shared with the public.


At Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal.

Saturday, February 25, 2023
11am – 3pm

Pomona Valley Mining Company Restaurant
1777 Gillette Road
Pomona, California

Interstate 10 Freeway, at Dudley Street, Exit #44

If weather permits, RailGiants Train Museum (a five-minute drive from Pomona Valley Mining Co.) will be open for a reception after the meeting’s conclusion. Annual meeting guests are invited.

All RailGiants’ locomotives and train cars will be there!

Train with People

Arrival at San Bernardino.

Buffet table choices include:

  • Chicken Marsala
  • Sliced Roast Beef

  • Garden Green Salad
  • Waldorf Salad
  • Potato Salad

  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Rice
  • Rolls, with Butter

  • Assorted Desserts

Water, Iced Tea, and Coffee

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$35 per person
$9 Valet parking charge may apply at restaurant.

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