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San Bernardino Railroad Days 2012 4/21/2012

by Chris Guenzler

Carl and I walked out onto the Mount Vernon Avenue bridge on a very hot 98 degree early afternoon.

Metrolink 358 came into San Bernardino from Los Angeles.

An overview of San Bernardino Railroad Days. From here we started to look around the event.

The "Tioga Pass" which we entered, talking with Norm Orfall, the owner of this great private car. We walked through most of the train before returning to the heat.

BNSF ES44C4 6968 built by General Electric in 2012 on display.

The BNSF table was interesting.

BNSF 6968 is a Tier 2 locomotive.

The Santa Fe 3751 booth.

BNSF 3GS21C 1309 built by National Railway Equipment in 2011 was also on display, as was a Metrolink trainset.

A wooden train tent.

Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society.

Golden West Books.

Santa Fe 3751 now on display.

The BNSF police car.

National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad Employees, Inc.

Creation Fund C.I.D.

Another vendor.

Sentsy booth.

Train Riders Association of California.

The Native Sons of the Golden West.

Amtrak Thruway Bus.

The fire engine display.

The small train giving rides.

The Pioneer Fire Museum.

Tiger Popcorn.

The food choices for this year's event.

A general picture of San Bernardino Railroad Days 2012. From here Carl and I headed back to Santa Ana where Carl dropped me off at the house. Tomorrow, a westbound ride behind Santa Fe 3751.

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