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July 11, 2015

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About 35,000 turn out for RAILROAD DAYS 2015


By Karen Sibrel, SCRPA

Crowds clustered around the very popular "big three" locomotives on display at the Fullerton Train Station -- Disneyland Railroad's Ernest S. Marsh Locomotive #4, left; and along the tracks, the BNSF's brand new diesel locomotive and the 1927 Santa Fe steam engine #3751.

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RAILROAD DAYS HIGHLIGHTS 2015

Railroad Days 2015 in Fullerton
presented by Amtrak®
continued its tradition as a FREE community event on May 2 & 3
at the Train Station, 120 E. Santa Fe Avenue.

SCRPA sends its appreciation to all the families, rail fans, sponsors, exhibitors and vendors who took part in Railroad Days 2015 -- including many who arrived by train at the depot.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS!

Without our wonderful organizing committee and member volunteers, Railroad Days could not happen. From the Friday setup through our two days of welcoming guests, managing exhibits and hosting displays, we had almost 50 members who gave their time and energies to make 2015 the most successful in the organization’s 15 years of presenting this event.


A BIG HAND TO:

  • Elliott Alper
  • Donna Anderson
  • Jack Barich
  • Allison Benash
  • Harold & Peggy Benash
  • Lee and Edith Culp
  • Tom & Barbara Eldredge
  • George Engelage
  • Robert Freeman
  • Pat Gibbons
  • Wendell Hanks
  • Denis & Sue Hergenreter
  • Jim Hoffman
  • Ruth & Jennah Huson
  • Al & Donna Johnson
  • Ted Johnson
  • Marty Kluck
  • Don & Carol Lawver
  • Chris McCarthy
  • Dave & Kathy Norris
  • Carl Pfetzing
  • Julia Proctor
  • Stu & Mary Proctor
  • Tommy Reminsky
  • Jean Redman & daughter
  • Todd Scott
  • Harold & Jeanne Schultz
  • Jeff & Lauri Schulze
  • Eric Shishima
  • David & Karen Sibrel
  • Greg Smith & Michelle
  • Marty Smith
  • Mike Vitale
  • Dennis White
  • Alan & Andrew Wiles
We also were especially pleased to have extra help this year from 44 VOLUNTEERS with the FULLERTON UNION HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM -- who earned community service credit by lending a helping hand as needed over the three days.


Railroad Days in Fullerton

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Restored former Santa Fe 3751 steamer returns to Railroad Days

3751 arrives in Fullerton under steam for Railroad Days 2008.
Visitors at 2015 event will have a rare chance to get up-close
to a working steam locomotive and talk to her crew.


SPONSORS

Sponsors for Railroad Days 2015 have contributed financial support to help cover the costs of this free community event. Thanks to the following --
and please show them your appreciation by mentioning how much you enjoy Railroad Days in Fullerton when you visit their sites
or “like” their Facebook pages.

Amtrak®, presenting sponsor -- www.amtrak.com

BridgeMasters -- www.bridge-masters.com

Coast Rail Services

Fullerton College Foundation – www.fullcollfoundation.org

Heroes Bar & Grill -- www.heroesfullerton.net

McCoy Mills Ford, Fullerton -- www.mccoymillsford.com

Milepost 38 Toy Trains -- www.milepost38modeltrains.com

The Old Spaghetti Factory -- www.osf.com

Santa Fe Express Cafe -- www.santafecafefullerton.com

RAILROAD DAYS PARTNERS



WELCOME CENTER

Southern California Railway Plaza Association (SCRPA) - Headquarters/Welcome Booth

Display of Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, 4-foot x 4-foot, detailed model

2015 Railroad Safety Poster Contest – citywide winning entries display

Children’s Activities – Coloring & train games


FOOD COURT AND DINING CAR


Barrett’s Lemonade & Burgers

Boy Scouts of America Troop 292

Cruisin’ Juice

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit-Fullerton

Fullerton 4H Club

Kettle Masters

Pacific Catering


FEATURED PARTICIPANTS

Free tours will be offered by the following:

BNSF RAILWAY – modern diesel locomotive -
http://www.bnsf.com/about-bnsf/pdf/fact_sheet.pdf

CAROLWOOD FOUNDATION/WALT'S BARN –- large scale rail cars - www.carolwood.org

COAST RAIL SERVICES – Modern extended vision caboose


Photo courtesy Disneyland Resort.

DISNEYLAND RESORT – Ernest S. Marsh Locomotive #4 & Kalamazoo handcar—www.disneyland.com

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SCENIC RAILWAY ASSOCIATION – Vintage cabooses – www.scrpa.org


MODEL TRAIN LAYOUTS

A 330-foot by 40-foot tent provided more than 13,000 square feet of shaded display space, accessible to all ages.

John Bowman -- O-gauge

Door Hollow Shortline Railroad -- G-gauge

N-Trak Express -- N-gauge

Orange County LEGO Users Group - O-gauge

Orange County Modular Railroaders -- HO-gauge

Orange County ‘N’gineers -- N-gauge

Pacific Coast Modular Club -- HO gauge

Southern California 'S' Gaugers -- S-gauge

Brian Stairs -- O-gauge

Toy Train Operating Society – Southern Pacific Division -- O-gauge

Toy Train Operating Society – Southwest Division -- O-gauge

Train Collectors Association – Western Division -- O-gauge

ZoCal Z-Scale - Z-gauge

ALSO:

Outdoor Garden Railroad -- G-gauge

Buddy Young Layout – HO-gauge, which kids may control



EXHIBITORS AND VENDORS

Amtrak Thru-Way Bus

Art Colony of La Mirada

Backyard Railroad Co.

The Big Train Show

Bizlink Wellness Program

Choose-a-Choo-Choo Trackless Train

Daylight Sales

Fullerton Police Department

Charles Hobbs, rail book author

Imagination Depot

L.A. Rail

Leanne Howie Photography

Locomotive Air Horn Collectors

McCoy Mills Ford, Fullerton

Metrolink

Milepost 38 Toy Trains

Niles Gift Shops

On My T-Shirt

Orange County Register

Southern california Transit Advocates

Walt’s Toy Trains

Women in Railroading



NONPROFIT/INFORMATION BOOTHS

American Legion Fullerton Post 142

American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation

California Operation Lifesaver

Fullerton High School Football Boosters

Fullerton/Yorba Linda Rainbow Girls

Izaak Walton League of America

Orange Empire Railway Museum

3751 - San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society

Southern Pacific Historical and Technical Society

Trains, Planes & Automobiles—2015 PASSPORTS, Transportation Celebration in Fullerton



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