Yesterday (Friday, April 30) we noticed a small article in the L.A. Times:
The Central Coast Railway Club and the Pacific Locomotive Association announce the San Diego Steam Special-II, powered by former Santa Fe 4-8-4 3751. Our train will depart L.A. Union Station mid-morning, Saturday, May 1 and arrive in San Diego mid-afternoon. On Sunday, May 2, the train will return to Los Angeles, leaving San Diego mid-morning, arriving at LAUS mid-afternoon.
We decided to head for a local station and watch this great old locomotive pass by, and naturally we took our cameras. Wife stayed on the platform side while I ventured across the double main to the other side. It was neat to see and hear this old steamer, and we got a few good shots. Here are two. Things like this make life fun!
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