Railfair 99

Railfair '99

Railfair '99 was held in Sacramento June 18-27, and the San Diego Railroad Museum sent personnel and equipment. Many volunteers manned our booth greeting hundreds of visitors. We told them about our museum operations in Campo, CA., and about the history of the San Diego & Arizona Railway. Our 1932 Santa Maria Valley Railway railbus was on display in the roundhouse.

The California State Railroad Museum organized the event.

Rich Borstadt and visitors
Rich Borstadt assists visitors
to the SDRM booth.
Tony Neece in our booth
Tony Neece prepares handout
material in the SDRM booth.
Ansara Gilbert
Ansara Gilbert with the route map which
shows where the SD&A runs in Mexico.
Mark Henderson and the Heisler
SDRM member Mark Henderson
and Sumpter Valley's Heisler.
Talgo passenger train
The Talgo passenger train has these
"fins" which rise to the locomotive.
Heisler on the turntable
Sumpter Valley's Heisler #3 on
the museum turntable.
Brand new loco #4419
DASH9-44CW was delivered
to BNSF on 5-7-99
Waiting to see #4419
Lots of folks came up to visit
the cab of BNSF #4419
UP #844
Union Pacific 4-8-4 #844
UP #3985
Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 #3985
#3751 and #4449 are 4-8-4's
Santa Fe #3751 and SP #4449
SP #2467
Southern Pacific 4-6-2 #2467
Thomas the Tank Engine
and two admirers.
Logging engines
There were many small and large
logging locomotives on display.
Benson and Steinheimer
Ted Benson and Richard Steinheimer
autographed their new book.
Shirley Burman
Shirley Burman is a photographer
and author, and is married to Steinheimer.
Mae and W.C.
Mae West and W.C. Fields.
Teddy Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt gave a speech.
De Arend
The "De Arend" is a replica of an
1830's Belgian 6'2" gauge locomotive.
Best Friend
This is a replica of the 1830
locomotive "Best Friend".

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This page last updated 2/2/2001