Classic Streamliners - TRAINCYCLOPEDIA
Union Pacific Railroad No. 6915, an EMD DDA40X "Centennial" locomotive, preserved by the Southern California chapter of the Railroad and Locomotive Historical Society at the Los Angeles County Fairplex in Pomona, California. By Morven own work CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=137883
RailGiants Train Museum
The RailGiants Train Museum is a historic railroad museum at Fairplex, Pomona, California, hosted by the Southern California Chapter of the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society. It is open to the public the second weekend of each month.
The Railway and Locomotive Historical Society was founded in 1921 and is the oldest organization in North America devoted to railroad history. In the Spring of 1953, a group of devoted railroad historians met with the idea of organizing a local chapter and did so on June 5, 1953. The exhibit opened in 1954 with their first acquisition, a Climax geared-type locomotive donated by Sunkist Growers, Inc. Since that time, seven additional locomotives, a Heavyweight Pullman Lounge, an AT&SF wooden Caboose, a Refrigerator car, an AT&SF Horse Express car and two track motor cars have been added to the exhibit. The center of the Museum's activities is the former Santa Fe Depot from Arcadia, California which was given to the Society in the summer of 1969. The Depot was originally built in 1895 and is a classic example of a 19th Century Santa Fe Station.
Exhibits are maintained by a staff of volunteers and admission to the Museum is free, however, the Museum does ask for donations to help maintain the historic equipment.
The collection is headlined by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway train station moved from Arcadia, California, in 1969. The 1887-built station is of gingerbread Victorian architecture and features a collection of railroadiana. A gift shop is also inside.
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RailGiants Train Museum Overview
Location: Fairplex, Pomona, California
UP No. 4014 on static display at the RailGiants Train Museum in Pomona, California, in 2005. The locomotive was reaquired by the Union Pacific Railroad from the museum in 2013 and removed in 2014. By Morven - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=137018
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