American Freedom Train in Fresno, California
December 19-21, 1975
train's 51st display city.
so the story goes... At Fresno (or maybe before) the Southern Pacific diesel helper crew
wouldn't move the train unless the AFT cars were in the order
on their manifest. Showcase cars 40 & 41 were reversed. The
resourceful AFT crew simply put new numbers on the cars --
40 became 41 and vica versa. Everyone was happy and the train
was allowed to move. (They never did put the numbers back.)
At 2AM December 22, the train left Fresno for Pomona, CA via Bakersfield and the famous Tehachapi Loop -- with Southern Pacific diesel helpers 9389, 9388, and 9386.
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