RailPictures.Net Photo: ATSF 3751 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) Steam 4-8-4 at Los Angeles, California by Craig Walker
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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) (more..)
Steam 4-8-4 (more..)
Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal (more..)
Los Angeles, California, USA (more..)
April 28, 2013
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ATSF 3751 (more..)
Craig Walker (more..)
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Ed Dickens, Union Pacific Railroad's Manager of Heritage Equipment (better known as the UP's steam program), who had been fireman on Santa Fe 3751's trip from San Bernardino to Los Angeles, climbed out of the cab and was inspecting the engine while the train unloaded at LAs Union Station. At the same time, the parents of the young man in the engineer overalls wanted him to post in front of the engine, but he was afraid to get too close to such an awesome machine. Ed noticed this, and took the time to make sure the boy was not afraid to get closer, posing with him so that he would not feel quite so overwhelmed by the large, noisy 4-8-4. As for what UP's steam engineer was doing firing (and also engineering) a Santa Fe engine? Busman's holiday ...
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