Pacific Railroad Society presents ….
Excursion # 547 Escape on the Espee!
March 29, 2014
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“PRS rode the Movie Trains”
A great time was had by PRS on the Fillmore and Western
New lower price on PRS RDC book!
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only remaining Santa Fe RDC-1 is now owned by the PRS. The DC-191 is in
the process of being restored. Of all of Santa Fe’s equipment, it has
the most amazing history. It was involved in the worst train accident
in California history and survived. It has gone through 6 different
owners, and was involved in a second major accident when it belonged to
the B&O in 1976. It is so rich in history that Ed Saalig has
written a 232 page book covering its amazing and definitive history. If
you would like to help us restore the DC-191, you may make a tax free
donation to the “Help 191” fund c/o Pacific Railroad Society Inc. 210 W
Bonita Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773
# 543 Holiday Daylight!
National Forum Open Section Sleeper and Bill Hattrick's the Overland
Trail lounge car travel to San Luis Obispo!
Railroad Museum in the Pasadena Star-News
Curator Dave Housh,
left, with Marti Ann Draper of the Pacific Railroad
Society in front of the Pacific Railroad Museum and library inside an
train depot in San Dimas on Thursday.
(Pasadena Star-News, Keith Birmingham / Staff Photographer)
Read more: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_19162047#ixzz1bkqRbRoW
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Just one of
many photos at the
Pacific Railroad Society Museum Library in San Dimas.
Photo by the late Don Strickland.
THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO MADE OUR DIAMOND JUBILEE SPECIAL A SUCCESS
PRS Exc 542
Aerial Video, used with permission from TrainOrders.com
Photo by Justin
Diamond Jubilee Special Train - Crew Photo
Photo by Russell Jones, Equipment and Editing by Matt Wiles.
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Meeting: 2nd Friday of the Month 7:30pm, Alhambra Room, Joslyn Center,
210 N. Chapel Ave., Alhambra, CA
Stock Repair Days: Most Saturdays (8:30am to ?),
Noakes & Herbert Sts., City of Commerce, CA
10:00am to 4:00pm, Mondays & Wednesdays: noon to 5:00pm, 210 W.
Bonita Ave., San Dimas, CA
Excursion # 535 "Let's Go by Train to Santa Fe" featured
Pacific Railroad Society's 1954 "National Forum", a sleeper
six Roomettes, four Bedrooms, and six Open Section Sleepers.
Pacific Railroad Society's
new Hi-Level Coach/Dormitory Transition Car
Photo by Vince Cammarano
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The "National Forum", PRS's 50-year old sleeping car
that is Amtrak certified for speeds up to 90-mph. Click
on the Railroad Equipment and Excursions links on the left.
The PRS Museum and Library in San Dimas Click on the San
Dimas Museum and Library links on the left.
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RAILROAD SOCIETY is
composed of people from all walks of life who share a common
interest in railroads. We are one of the oldest and largest
independent rail enthusiast organizations in the United States,
having an average annual membership of over 650. Donations are
tax deductible under Federal and State law.
in the Society is open to anyone interested in railroads or
rail transit. Train travel, history, preservation, equipment
restoration and photography are among the interests and activities
of the Society. They are all done on a voluntary basis.
ENJOY RAILROADS AND RAIL TRANSIT, THE PACIFIC RAILROAD SOCIETY
IS FOR YOU!
colors were chosen for the Pacific Railroad Society home pages
because they are the official colors of the club.
colors of yellow and dark green came about when we acquired
our first passenger car, the Imperial Bird. At the time,
the Bird was painted
UP armor yellow with red stripes. Since we were putting
the car into service immediately, we wanted to paint it in some
kind of distinctive
PRS way which would not involve a major painting operation.
Melching, Pacific Railroad Society co-founding member and Vice
President when the Imperial Bird was acquired, said that he
always liked the yellow and green used by Chicago and Northwestern
(C&NW) on their passenger trains. The idea of dark
green and Armor Yellow was well received within the society.
The red stripes were painted over in dark green and dark green
lettering and numbering was applied.
Instant Pacific Railroad Society paint scheme! Later,
a Pacific Railroad Society standard paint scheme was figured
out, with the top letter board being wider (per C&NW practice)
with the name Pacific Railroad Society in an expanded running
script, the car name and numbers in a distinctive san-serif
green, the roofs, ends, and under bodies in UP gray, the trucks
in bright silver, the end doors in salmon, the vestibules in
light cream yellow and the body paint UP armor yellow.
Railroad Society has never had all its cars painted this way.
This paint scheme can be seen in one of the photographs
of the National Forum.