REPORT is the official publication of the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association of San Diego County, California, Incorporated,
Eric Sanders, president; Stanton Kerr, vice president; Richard Pennick, secretary; David Willoughby, treasurer
Report editor is Charles Kent.
Museum Address is: P. O. Box 12096 San Diego, California 92101
Report Address is: 2418 Edding Drive
Lemon Grove, California 92045
SANTA FE PA'S AT BARSTOW
PSRMA member Dennis Robinson reports that several of the Santa Fe's glamour girls, the Alco PA'S are still stored at Barstow, or at least they were there on May 1. The following "A" units were on hand: 55, 57, 58, 64, 67, 68, 69, 70, 74, 75, 76, 73, and 78.
Keeping them company were "B" units 73A, 72A, and 70A. The big PA's of which the famous 51 was the first have been pushed aside by new high horsepower units from EMD end General Electric.
CONTINENTAL RAILROAD CENTENNIAL STEAM EXCURSION
At this time plans are being made to have one grand celebration by several railroads. Union Pacific and Norfolk and Western plan to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the rail hook up at Promontory, Utah on May 10, 1869. N&W plans to run a train powered by a 4-8-4 #611 from Norfolk, Va. to Omaha, at which point a UP Challenger 4-6-6-4 will take the train to the west coast. This would probably be the last transcontinental steam, trip. UP also plans to run a Big Boy 4-8-8-4 during the centennial celebration. - - - from "EXTRA 2200 South," thru "The Moose Gooser"
BOARD BRIEFS* * * *
Santa Fe has offered to lease the museum Track 168, 2000 feet long known as "Entlow Spur." Operation would be allowed.
Treasurer Willoughby is to distribute membership cards.
Our recent donation campaign attracted 60 people, resulting in $241.
Use of shay on June 7, by the Santa Fe in connection with National City's 100th anniversary. Engine will be used dead.
Administration positions of Storekeeper and comptroller remain without applicants.
A County school third grade class visited the shay on May 20.
The board discussed a committee to plan for museum participation in the San Diego 200th Anniversary.
Discussed museum acquisition of old SD&AE coach bodies near Jacumba.
Discussed possibility of operating a steam locomotive and a couple of cars on wye at Del Mar during county fair. Durkin was authorized to investigate the possibilities.
SANTA FE RDC'S INTO DENVER
The Santa Fe's two RDC cars, once a familiar sight in San Diego, are now being used between La Junta and Denver.
The RDC's, M191 and M192 were in El Paso-Albuquerque service on trains 13-14, which came off April 9.
-The Clearance Card (SRHS)
STEAM EXCURSION LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Operated by the Pacific Railway Society, Box 5279, Los Angeles, Calif 90055, the excursion leaves Los Angeles on August 30, at 6:00 p.m. via Union Pacific domeliner. Returns to Los Angeles September 2, at 10:30 p.m. Fares run from $160.00.
UP steamer number 8444 will pull the train between Green River and Cheyenne. The Colorado Railroad Museum, Pikes Peak, Denver, Georgetown Loop are included in the itinerary.
The train on the return leg of the trip will traverse Nevada and the Mojave Desert during daylight hours. Regular service is usually at night.