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In order to turn around for the return to LA, ATSF 3751 had to make its way back to Miramar where there is a wye onto a short branch line that leads to MCAS Miramar. As it's been many years since the wye has seen an engine this large, great care was taken in its turning, and the 3751 was...
Santa Fe 3751 cools her tires after making the run down California's San Joaquin Valley after completing her appearance at RailFair '99 in Sacramento. She'll make the run over Tehachapi Pass in sunlight only as far as Caliente which made for some pretty interesting audio-video opportunities.
On the final lap back to Los Angeles, Santa Fe #3751 and the California Limited highball Victorville
heading for Cajon Pass, San Bernardino and a westbound dash down the Pasadena Subdivision to LAUPT in 1991.
In December 1991, Santa Fe #3751 backed out of California Steel Industries after a five year restoration and onto the Pasadena Subdivision mainline at Fontana for its first short test run west to Upland and return. What a sight!
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