Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in Railroads and Transit, Roadside America, Route 66, Uncategorized |

Ever since my book Route 66 Railway came out, I’ve always wanted to redo the Amboy, Calif., photo on page 73 with 4-8-4 no. 3751. A recent NRHS excursion finally provided that chance. Former Santa Fe no. 3751 rolls west past the Route 66 town on a hot May afternoon in 2012 … note the Amtrak helper engine is no. 66 (in 1980s-era colors).