Railroad Biography
Stan Garner

 
Logan S. (Stan) Garner, is the founder of The Train Source, Inc. (originally founded in 1967 as Short Line Enterprises, converted to Short Line Enterprises, Inc. 1973.)

Mr. Garner has 48 years of experience in the restoration, maintenance and operation of steam and diesel locomotives as well as passenger and freight cars. He has participated in restoration projects for the California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, California; Short Line Enterprises was the restoration contractor for the Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, Nevada; (1979 - 1989) and Heritage Park in Santa Fe Springs, California (1988 - 1990.) He has participated in Restoration and Feasibility Engineering projects for Nevada State Parks; and the Kansas Museum of History, Topeka, Kansas, as well as economic research on tourist railroad development in connection with the Nevada State Railroad Museum at Boulder City, Nevada and the City of Fillmore's Economic Development Plan.

Mr. Garner was actively involved with motion picture and excursion train operations with Short Line Enterprises, and the Sierra Railroad at Jamestown, California (1975-1982). He is a founder and former President of the Fillmore & Western Railway at Fillmore, California (1991-1997).

While with the Fillmore & Western Railway, he implemented the FRA approved engineer certification program in accordance with 49 CFR 240. He was certified as a class 01 locomotive engineer in 1992 and became Designated Supervisor of Locomotive Engineers in December of 1995. He has conducted engineer certification and re-certification classes and administered certification tests. He has participated in several FRA seminars covering locomotive engineer certification and steam locomotive rules changes.

Today the company provides motion picture consulting and train coordinating services, and is responsible for the operation and marketing for the company's privately owned railroad car, the Pony Express. Mr. Garner is a member of the American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners (AAPRCO) and served on the Board of Directors 2004 - 2012. He served as President of the organization from October 2008 until October 2010 He has also a member of the Railroad Passenger Car Alliance (RPCA). In addition to his other duties Mr. Garner consults on equipment operation, restoration, research, and design.

Mr. Garner has worked as a train consultant, train coordinator and actor on more than 307 film, television and still shoots in all parts of the country. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and has several screen credits including Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Iron Will, Martial Law, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Torque, The Italian Job, Mona Lisa Smile, There Will Be Blood, 3:10 to Yuma, True Grit and many others.

In his capacity as Train Coordinator for the film industry.Mr. Garner has been responsible for arranging and coordinating the operation of special trains on mainline and short line railroads.

Rev March 4, 2016

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