Source: San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society
The Central Coast Railway Club and the Pacific Locomotive Association announce the San Diego Steam Special-II, powered by former Santa Fe 4-8-4 3751. Our train will depart LAUS mid-morning, Saturday, May 1 (2020) and arrive in San Diego mid-afternoon. On Sunday, May 2, the train will return to Los Angeles, leaving San Diego mid-morning, arriving at LAUS mid-afternoon.Tickets packages are available for the steam train in one direction and Surfliner in the other, or steam train round trip (hotel not included).
Passengers can ride from the Los Angeles area to San Diego, have a relaxed lunch and return on a scheduled Surfliner, or return the next day. The same itinerary is available the next day, Sunday, from San Diego. Ticket packages are available for the steam train in one direction and Surfliner return, or steam train round trip.
Our train will have two dome cars, Amtrak coaches and an open-door baggage car. A photo stop has been requested in each direction.
Coach, one way: $99
Coach, round trip: $198
Dome, one way: $199
Dome, round trip: $398
Dome Premium, one way: $249
Dome Premium, round trip: $498
The train will run from Los Angeles to San Diego on Saturday, May 1, returning to Los Angeles on Sunday, May 2. You will be able to ride the train both ways, if you choose to overnight in San Diego, or you can return to your starting point on the same day by taking a scheduled Surfliner. One way steam train fares will probably be $99 or $198 roundtrip. One way steam train with Surfliner return will be less than $150. Seats in dome cars are available at higher cost.
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We promise you an exciting and safe trip along the scenic Amtrak Coast Line behind the steam locomotive that powered the last scheduled passenger steam operation on the Santa Fe, on this line in 1953.
See Also: Santa Fe Locomotive 3751 To Return To San Diego In May 2010!