Firsts in San Bernardino

1883 - First Passenger

Train arrives in San

Bernardino (California

Southern Railroad).




Wednesday 9 AM - Noon
Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM

FREE Admission

FREE Parking

FREE Tours

1170 W. Third Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Map & Directions

San Bernardino
Historical &
Pioneer Society

P.O. Box 875
San Bernardino, CA 92402


(909) 888-3634 


Depot & Museum Tour

September 4, 2019

Tours will  be conducted

on  the  first Wednesday of

each month at 10:00 am.

Call (909)  888-3634  for

a reservation.  FREE


Group Tours

For a Group Tour on

Saturday or any other 

day call (909) 888-3634.


Virtual Museum Tour

Click here for visual tour

of the museum.


Photo Histories

Click here to view local San

Bernardino and railroad

photographic histories.


Click here for the Santa 

Fe Railway Historical and

Modeling Society.


Norton AFB Museum

Now Open:

Thursday 10:00 to 2:00

Saturday  10:00 to 2:00



N.A.R.V.R.E. Meeting

at the Mexico Cafe

The next meeting of the

National Association of

Retired & Veteran Railway

Employees will be held

at the Mexico Cafe.





2019 - Union Pacific Celebrates the Transcontinental Railroad


Union Pacific's historic steam locomotives --- Living Legend No. 844 and Big Boy No. 4014 --- are touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 to commemorate the transcontinental railroad's 150th anniversary.

Living Legend No. 844 is the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific.  

It was delivered in 1944 and is still in operation today.

 A high-speed passenger engine, it pulled such widely known trains as the Overland Limited, Los Angeles Limited, Portland Rose and Challenger.

Big Boy No. 4014 is one of the world's largest steam locomotives and the only operating Big Boy locomotive.  

After it's retirement from service in 1961, it sat on display in the RailGiants Museum in Pomona, California for over 50 years.  

Union Pacific then relocated 4014 back to Cheyenne, Wyoming to begin a multi-year restoration.

No. 844 will leave Cheyenne on April 27 and will make several brief stops before arriving in Ogden, Utah on April 28, where it will remain through May 9.

No. 4014 will depart Cheyenne on May 4 and arrive at the Ogden Train Station for the May 9 celebratory event with No. 844.

For the latest update of Union Pacific's 2019 Steam Schedule click here.

In addion to Union Pacific's Odgen celebration, there will be the Golden Spike Sesquicentenial Celebration and Festival at Promonrory Summit May 10th through May 12th.