Today I rode a steam-powered train through.... Cuc-amonga!

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Today I rode a steam-powered train through.... Cuc-amonga!

Postby scottp » Sat May 08, 2010 5:02 pm

Restored Santa Fe locomotive #3751 was built in 1927 as a coal burner-- therefore it operated on their midwestern lines at first. In 1936 it was converted to oil, and by 1940 it had larger driving wheels and a HUGE oil/water tender. Retirement came in the mid-1950s.
Today it ran from L.A. to San Bernardino under the sponsorship of Metrolink... return trip tomorrow (I came home on a regular train.)
Unfortunately I was distracted and I didn't notice Cucamonga... even though I drive through there fairly often.
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Postby Yhtapmys » Sun May 09, 2010 2:40 pm

Did Frank Nelson sell you a ticket?

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Postby Maxwell » Mon May 10, 2010 5:27 pm

And more important, was Sy dozing in the station?
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Postby scottp » Tue May 11, 2010 2:30 pm

I did hear a guy murmuring something about a "fast track today" but I kept walking...
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Postby jbennyfan39 » Wed May 12, 2010 2:12 pm

Cucamonga built a statue of Jack Benny at their minor league stadium on Jack Benny Way. The statue was later moved to their Victory Gardens Cultural Center, which is at the intersection of Jack Benny Way and Rochester Avenue! It would be worth it to make a stop there sometime to see it, I thnk.
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Postby Mister Kitzel » Mon May 17, 2010 6:08 am

It is so much easier to imagine Jack Benny at a baseball stadium than a cultural center. It would be so much easier to sell peanuts at a baseball stadium.
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Postby scottp » Tue May 18, 2010 4:39 pm

But I'll bet the cultural center has some high class art on display... folks probably stand around and share their thoughts about it... Jack would want to state his own opinion... "Well I think..."
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Re: Today I rode a steam-powered train through.... Cuc-among

Postby FibberMcgee » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:18 pm

Is that the same train that stops in Anahiem and Azusa? :D
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