2018 Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Guest Speaker
Doyle McCormack
Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation

Speaking about:
Southern Pacific steam locomotive No. 4449

Doyle McCormack is a retired engineer of Union Pacific, and President of Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation. Doyle is the featured speaker at The Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, Southern California Chapter’s 2018 Annual Meeting.

Mr. McCormack is world renowned for his work in the restoration and operation of famed Southern Pacific 4-8-4 steam locomotive No. 4449, the “Daylight”. Mr. McCormack will speak about the recently completed work on the Daylight and just what it takes to keep this locomotive operating. He will also speak about what the future holds for this locomotive and how Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation looks to continue their goals.

Southern Pacific No. 4449 is a GS-4 type built in 1941 by Lima Locomotive Works. IT pulled many passenger trains between Los Angeles and San Francisco on S.P.’s scenic Coast Route, and later in Portland. Retired to Oaks Park in 1958 for display only, many thought No. 4449 would never run again. In 1974, she was completely restored specifically to pull the 1976 Bicentennial Freedom Train throughout the United States to the delight of over 30 million people.

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Pomona Valley Mining Company Restaurant
1777 Gillette Rd
Pomona, California

Interstate 10 Freeway, at Dudley St, Exit #44

If weather permits, RailGiants Train Museum (five minute drive from Pomona Valley Mining Co.) will be open for a reception after the meeting’s conclusion.

All RailGiants’ locomotives and train cars will be there!

Buffet Menu
  • Chicken, with Lemon Sauce
  • Baked Salmon, with Lemon Butter
  • Garden Green Salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • Fresh Seasonal Fruit
  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Rolls, with Butter
  • Assorted Desserts
  • Water, Coffee, Tea
  • Cash Bar in restaurant
$25 per person

$6 Valet parking charge may apply at restaurant.

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