Steam Locomotive No. 3751
Los Angeles to San Diego - May 1, 2010
A Photo Essay by Carl Morrison
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No. 3751 at the Poinsettia Coaster Station, Carlsbad, California, service
Arriving at Poinsettia Coaster Station, South Carlsbad.
3751 was serviced and watered at the Poinsettia Station, passengers detrained
for a runby.
Since the service stop was at a platform, onlookers could get up-close-and-personal
with the Genesis, and when 3751 backed up for water, it was adjacent to the
No. 3751 was built in 1927 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works
I'd hate to see the cow caught by this cow-catcher.
"Shoot the Juice to me Bruce." Giant, air-powered, grease gun.
This crossing signal is for pedestrians at the Poinsettia Station, a
good border for photos.
"My Dad likes trains, and I like to go along for the ride with him."
How did I get the alternating flashing lights both on at the same time?
Eight 80-inch drive wheels
The tender is able to hold 20,000 gallons of water and 7,107 gallons
of fuel oil.
Two of the front Four in the 4-8-4 configeration.
For the Runby, I walked north of the Poinsettia Coaster Station for an
elevated view of the tracks,
Above 3751 at Poinsettia Coaster Station, Carlsbad, CA.
Silver Solarium end-car.
The Photo Runby Begins by the 3751 backing north of the Station.
Fireman Bob Kittel seemingly daydreaming, "Geez that's some good surf out
"Full Steam Ahead!" Santa Fe 3751, Amtrak Genesis, and twelve passenger
I left after the runby and reloading of the passengers, giving me time
to go to Carmel Valley Road and Historic Hwy. 101 in South Del Mar, CA, for
Above 3751 on the Del Mar Bluffs.
Smoke and Surf
One last location, the bridge and wye north of Old San Diego Station,
on Pacific Highway and Friars Road.
THE END, of a great Train Chase of the Steam Locomotive No. 3751 in
San Diego County, California.
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