FULLERTON RAILROAD DAYS
This event is oriented toward youth and the family. Admission is free! Plan to attend!
Fullerton Railroad Days will be held on Saturday & Sunday, May 1 & 2, 1999, 9 am till 4:30 pm
in the new Metrolink parking lot adjacent to the Fullerton Santa Fe Depot.
An Amtrak Pacific Parlour Car along with a Superliner Sleeping Car will be on display and
available for you to walk through and explore! A BNSF diesel locomotive and Bill Hattrick's
Overland Trail private car will be on display. The Overland Trail is the only lounge car
with an operating barber chair still in service!
A new BNSF SD75M locomotive #8210 painted in the old Santa Fe War Bonnet colors will move
to the new sidings at the Fullerton Santa Fe Depot sometime on Thursday afternoon, April 29,
1999. The exact hour is not known at this time.
A single train consisting of an F59PHI, a Pacific Parlour Car, a Superliner Sleeping Car, the
Overland Trail, and one other private car is tentatively scheduled to be brought down from
Los Angeles to Fullerton right behind Amtrak San Diegans Train #566 on Saturday morning, May 1,
1999. This is expected to be a separate train and not part of Train #566. It should arrive into
Fullerton shortly after 6:42 A.M. Pacific Time. The two private cars will be backed into the
siding closest to the mainline and then the remaining three pieces of Amtrak equipment will
back into the siding closest to the loading dock.
All of the above train activity should be able to be viewed live on the FRPA WebCam.
Sometime after 4:30 P.M. on Sunday, May 2, 1999, the two sets of cars will be recoupled. The
consist will then proceed through the wye located in Orange about 5 miles further south in
order to head back to Los Angeles.
Note: The Santa Fe 3751 will not be on display at Fullerton Railroad Days but the
San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society (SBRHS) will have a booth at the event.
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