Santa Fe #3751 Blows Away Spectators On High Speed Pass
Santa Fe #3751 caught “hi balling” from Los Angeles to San Diego on an excursion run!
Caught at the station in Carlsbad, CA, the Santa Fe #3751 was making her way on a round trip excursion from Los Angeles to San Diego when this railfan caught the shot of a lifetime!
The Sante Fe #3751 steam locomotive was present at the grand opening of the Los Angeles Union Station in 1939 and made regular runs between Los Angeles and San Diego, California.
In 1941, Santa Fe #3751 received upgrades including 80 inch driving wheels which allowed her to attain her highest recorded speed of 103 miles per hour!
- Rail Line: Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe Railway
- Locomotive name: Santa Fe 3751
- Power type: 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive
- Builder: Baldwin Locomotives Works
- Train type: Passenger
- Location: San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society
If you’ve ever taken a ride on the Santa Fe 3751 or a train like this let us know in the comments below! Would love to hear your experience on this classic piece of history!