Santa Fe #3751 Blasts Past The Pacific Ocean
You won’t see live steam with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop anywhere else!
This railfan made a great catch of the Atchison Topeka Santa Fe #3751 as it was barreling through the seaside town of San Clemente, California.
Headed south to San Diego from Los Angeles, the event was part of an round trip special excursion.
You can hear the railfan’s voice frantically yelling “get your cameras!” as the locomotive hi balls past the San Clemente pier with the surfers and beach goers in the background. It must have been an amazing sight!
The tracks also go right through the Marine base at Camp Pendleton, California, which must have turned heads as the Marines were training!
The Sante Fe 3751 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.
- 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!