June 05, 1888 - San Bernardino & Redlands Railway

The San Bernardino & Redlands Railway was organized by Oscar Newburg, W. J. Curtis and W. D. Crandall and in the summer of 1887 they obtained a franchise to construct the railroad.

Work began in December and the first passenger train was run over the track on June 5, 1888.

The rail line extended from Third and E Streets in San Bernardino to the center of the business district in Redlands, and was a little more than ten miles in length.

The road and equipment cost a little more than $100,000.

The train made five round trips daily, and connected with the trains on the Southern Pacific transcontinental line and the Southern California Motor Railroad going to Colton and Riverside.