Fairbanks Morse 1487 Inaugural Run ( see details at bottom of page)
Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
SP 1487* Inaugural Run!
Saturday, March 29, 2014 6-9pm
The Golden Gate Railroad Museum Diesel Department has been working several years to bring this locomotive back to operation and now on March 29, 2014 SP 1487* it will make its Inaugual run.
Come out for a twilight-evening run as we put this unique opposed-piston engine through its paces during a round trip ride through Niles Canyon stopping for photo runbys. As darkness falls, you'll be able to see the unique SP Style ash-can Gyra-lights in action.
We'll be serving Snacky-cakes, sodas and adult beverages during the evening.
Buy your tickets in advance.
$15 Advanced sale member ticket for GGRM and PLA and their guests.
$25 Advanced sale non-member ticket. Gets you a "Friend of GGRM" membership and a ride with us tonight.
$25 at the door.
Cab ride and Oakland ride fundraising raffle. See ticket site.
Print tickets and bring to train:
Sunol Depot Saturday March 29. 2014. Train departs at 6 PM.
* This SP 1487 is the former USA 1847 acquired from The Hawthorn Naval Weapons Depot in Nevada. It has been painted and restored to represent the first class of FM switchers purchased by the SP, all of which have been scrapped. This unit was not ever owned by SP and was restored as a replica clone of SP 1487.
When & Where
Golden Gate Railroad Museum and Pacific Locomotive Association
This event is jointly sponsored by the Golden Gate Railroad Museum and the Pacific Locomotive Association as a fundraiser to provide for the continued restoration of railroad artifacts and extension and maintenance of the Niles Canyon Railway.