November 23, 2014

UP plans to restore massive steam engine

CHEYENNE, Wyo.—Union Pacific Railroad says it will try to restore one of the largest steam locomotives ever built to operating condition. The railroad said July 23 it reached an agreement to acquire a “Big Boy” locomotive from the RailGiants Train Museum at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds. Read the complete story at San Jose Mercury [...]

Santa Fe Depot to host Railroad Days festival

SB Railroad Days steam loco

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A steam powered excursion train will be operated to San Bernardino Railroad Days this weekend. The train will have six private passenger cars that will be pulled by the 1927 AT&SF Steam Locomotive 3751. A diesel-powered Metrolink Locomotive will be placed behind the steam locomotive to provide head end power.  The [...]