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54763751 Excursion to San Bernardino RR Days Apr 12th - 13th, 2014

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  • Glen Icanberry
    Feb 21, 2014
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      Ride Behind a 1927 Santa Fe Steam Locomotive to San Bernardino Railroad Days
       
      On April 12th and 13th, a steam powered excursion train will be operated to San Bernardino RR Days, sponsored by the San Bernardino History & Railroad Museum.  The steam special will be operated from Los Angeles to San Bernardino on Saturday April 12th, departing Los Angeles 1000am, over the Metrolink San Gabriel Subdivision. (San Bernardino Line).   The train will return Sunday April 13th, departing 300pm, from San Bernardino.  The train will consist of  six cars:  Former CN Business Car "Tioga Pass," built in 1959.  Former Santa Fe lounge car "Acoma" built in 1937 for the "Super Chief."   An Amtrak Horizon Fleet coach.  Amtrak full length dome car "Ocean View," built in 1955 for the Great Northern "Empire Builder."  "Pacific Trail" a former Union Pacific chair car built in 1950 for UP "Streamliner" service.  Metrolink Safety Car No. 208, a bi-level Bombardier coach.    A Metrolink diesel will proved H.E.P. behind former Santa Fe Steam Locomotive 3751.  
       
      Ticket Prices are: First Class  $130 for "Tioga Pass" and "Ocean View."  Lounge car $115 for the "Acoma."  Coach Class is $70 in "Pacific Trail" the Amtrak chair car.  Economy class $40 in the bi-level, red Metrolink safety car. 
       
       
      Admission to San Bernardino Railroad Days is FREE
       
      The San Bernardino History & Railroad Museum, the San Bernardino Historical & Pioneer Society, and the BNSF will host San Bernardino Railroad Days April 27th and 28th, at the historic Santa Fe San Bernardino Depot, at 1170 W. Third Street, San Bernardino.  Railroad Days displays will include new BNSF locomotives, passenger cars, Santa Fe Steam Locomotive No. 3751, BNSF Signal Dept, Maintenance of Way, Operation Lifesaver, BNSF Police.  There will also be historic fire apparatus and vehicles.  There will be model railroads, the Orange Empire Railway Museum's Harvey Girls, Women in Railroading, National Assn of Retired and Veteran Railroad Employees,  Pacific Railroad Society, Railway & Locomotive Historical Society and more.   San Bernardino History & RR Museum website:  http://www.sbdepotmuseum.com/
       
      Tickets for the excursion are being sold ONLINE now on a first come, first served basis.   There are no half fares or discounted tickets.  All sales are final, NO REFUNDS or EXCHANGES.  YOUR MUST BOOK ONLINE.  All tickets include one way Metrolink fare on the Metrolink San Bernardino Line, so that passengers can get to/from Los Angeles and San Bernardino.  The steam special will operate only one way, on each day, with no intermediate stops to board or discharge passengers.
       
      Due to the historic nature of the private passenger cars, there will be no disabled or wheelchair accommodations EXCEPT on the red Metrolink safety car.  All passengers must be ambulatory, and be capable of climbing narrow, steep stairs, on the historic passenger equipment.   No wheelchairs, no walkers, no strollers and no bicycles permitted.  Certified service animals will be permitted, by advance notice only.  There will be no luggage service.   Passengers must wear sturdy shoes.  Passengers are encouraged to use restrooms prior to boarding the train, as there are limited restrooms available on the train.  No beverage coolers will be allowed on the train. 
       
      Glen Icanberry
      Director, San Bernardino History & RR Museum