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Steam Locomotive at Union Station

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, February 09, 2006, at 10:54AM

I just got this via email and had to pass it along:

Just in case anyone in downtown is interested, for one more day there is a historic 1927 steam locomotive fired up on track 13 at Los Angeles Union Station. The locomotive is part of an educational outreach program for 5th grade students, designed to educate them about railroad safety and the historic and continuing relevance of railroads. For more information check out http://www.sbrhs.org/education.html

This locomotive is also part of LA's rail history as it was the first Santa Fe locomotive to pull a passenger train into the new Los Angeles Union Station in 1939. It was also the last steam locomotive to pull a passenger train from San Diego to Los Angeles in 1953.

Very cool. I may just have to bike over to Union Station at lunch.

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