This segment of my travelogue covers our jouney in the Overland Trail private lounge car pulled by the Santa Fe 3751 steam locomotive from Barstow to Los Angeles, California, on our way back from Railfair'99.
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YEAR MON DA DAY Actual-Departure-Time (Scheduled-Departure-Time) Time Zone
1999 JUN 30 WED 11:40 Pacific Time Barstow CA
Moved for about 30 seconds.
1999 JUN 30 WED 11:44 Pacific Time Barstow CA
1999 JUN 30 WED 12:08 Pacific Time MP 08.5 CH 72 (161.190)
1999 JUN 30 WED 12:26 Pacific Time MP 28.5 CH 72 (161.190)
1999 JUN 30 WED 12:52 Pacific Time
Stopped on the bridge over the Mojave River.
1999 JUN 30 WED 13:02 Pacific Time Victorville CA
"Steam Engine. Hot Rail #2, Victorville."
1999 JUN 30 WED 13:25 Pacific Time Victorville CA Departure
1999 JUN 30 WED 13:51 Pacific Time MP 48.5 CH 72 (161.190)
1999 JUN 30 WED 14:09 Pacific Time Summit
We are experiencing problems with the end of train device. They were having problems communicating with it from the steam locomotive. The BNSF diesel was had circuit continuity at first but then lost it. Evidently they were able to get the problem fixed so that we could proceed.
1999 JUN 30 WED 14:44 Pacific Time MP 64.1 CH 72 (161.190) 90 degrees
1999 JUN 30 WED 14:50 Pacific Time MP 64.1 San Bernardino Yard
Water and servicing. Lots of railfans and other people who have come out to see the 3751 are in the station!
1999 JUN 30 WED 14:58 Pacific Time San Bernardino
1999 JUN 30 WED 15:59 Pacific Time San Bernardino
Whistel blowing and moving!
1999 JUN 30 WED 16:00 Pacific Time San Bernardino Depot
Lots of people here!
1999 JUN 30 WED 16:10 Pacific Time San Bernardino Depot Departure
1999 JUN 30 WED 16:19 Pacific Time MP 06.0 CH 36 (160.650)
1999 JUN 30 WED 16:50 Pacific Time MP 32.0 CH 36 (160.650)
1999 JUN 30 WED 17:15 Pacific Time Fullerton CA Arrive
At the Fullerton Santa Fe Depot we dropped off Bill Hatrick's wife and children and Kirk Shneider. There were a great number of railfans and other people in the depot who had come to see the 3751. As at most stops, many had still and movie cameras, including several mounted on tripods. A lot of people were waving. I waved back and took pictures of the depot and of quite a few people at the depot.
Ray Burns came to the train and took a number of photos. As soon as the train departed, he headed to the van to drive it to meet me in Los Angeles so that we could unload all our materials from our display booth.
1999 JUN 30 WED 17:21 Pacific Time Fullerton CA Depart
1999 JUN 30 WED 17:33 Pacific Time MP 150.7 CH 36 (160.650)
The locomotive is whistling a lot on its way into Los Angeles!
1999 JUN 30 WED 17:57 Pacific Time Hobart Tower
1999 JUN 30 WED 18:05 Pacific Time Amtrak Redondo Yard, Los Angeles, CA
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