Jerusha Bemis (1799-1872)
Clare Cherry (1919-1990)
Eliza Robbins Crafts (1825-1910)
Janet Miles (1901-2008)
Maria Armenta Bermdez (1806-1858)
Mary Bennett Goodcell (1849-1909)
Sarah Jane Rousseau (1816-1872)
Lizzy Flake Rowan (1834-1908)
Mary Wixom Crandall (1834-1927)
Caterina Croce Massetti (1877-1946)
Alice Rowan Johnson (1868-1911)
Arda M. Haenszel (1910-2001)
Doroothy Inghram (1905-2012)
Pinky Brier (1909-2008)
Mourning Burnham Glenn (1814-1905)
Click here to read the stories of all of these pioneering women and their contributions to San Bernardino.
The San Bernardino Railroad Days for 2015 have been CANCELLED because of major construction on the tracks and around the Santa Fe Depot.
(Photo courtesy of Craig Walker)
* The above photograph shows ATSF 2394, Santa Fe's only Alco RS-1, switching in San Bernardino's B Yard on January 26, 1974. In 1986, the engine became part of the Santa Fe Museum Train.
* This engine was one of nine diesel engines and three steam locomotives (0-4-0 #5 'Little Buttercup', 4-8-4 #2925 and 2-10-4 #5021) that Santa Fe had stored in Albuquerque with the intention of building a railroad museum.
* The museum never materialized and instead the engines were donated to the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento.
* On March 31, 1986, the Santa Fe Museum Train with twelve historic engines departed New Mexico for California.
* As of December 2014, San Bernardino's switcher, #2394, was in the California State Railroad Museum's Shop undergoing restoration.
* The Sep. - Oct. 2014 issue of the Santa Fe Western Archives Newsletter contains several photographs of the historic Santa Fe Museum Train of 1986 and Jeff Staggs discusses the fate of the historic engines.
Click here to view an update on the status of the engines of the Santa Fe Museum Train.
In this issue of the newsletter, we see a sampling of Santa Fe materials donated by Ed Van Nordeck, a former Santa Fe employee.
The box contained promotional material, official Santa Fe forms, note pads and other assorted ephemeral items.
Two bound books that came from the Santa Fe station at Corona, California, were also found in the box.
One of the books is an employee attendance and payroll ledger dated from 1912 to 1919.
The other is a book of weather observations from 1924 to 1939.
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