After the train passed under the Mt.
Vernon overpass, most concerned
citizens on the west side of the bridge, jaywalked, er, crossed the
street to view the train glide to a stop at the restored San Bernardino
Station. I estimate that there was about 500 people at San
Bernardino when the 3751 train arrived.
Once stopped, the 3751 crew put on a steam and smoke show.
At some point, there was a speech by San Bernardino Mayor Patrick
Morris. I missed the speech, but found Mayor Morris being
The San Bernardino Station was celebrating with a 2 day party.
The 3751 was to remain overnight and travel back to Los Angeles on
Sunday May 9th. Thee were dozens of display tables ranging from
Operation Lifesaver, Amtrak, Metrolink, SANDAG, local historical
groups, the SBRHS, to 1/87th scale models. Vendors sold
everything from food and drinks to apparrel and model trains.
Metrolink had a new coach car on display here in San Bernardino while
the new cab car was in Los Angeles. I find this design extremely
pleasing. Later, back at Union Station, I found out that there is
an issue with ADA compliance on these cars.
On the south side of
the station, an old bus was waiting for no passengers. I had
spoken with the Omni Transit representatives at their table inside the
station. They told me about the restoration of this bus. On
a sad note, Sunday night's news had a story that an Omni bus driver was
murdered as he was running his route. There were
many old cars, trucks, police cars and fire engines on display.
BNSF had a GE freight locomotive on display.
I caught Metrolink train 367 at 1:40
PM back to Los Angeles. I was able to capture one last photograph
on the lead track to view the special train. The last shot is
from the flyover viewing the freight tracks which merge under the
flyover. The red tile roof of the San Bernardino Station is
visible above the Mt. Vernon overpass.