Del Mar Racetrack Adventire 2008

A Day At The Races... GiddyUp Horsey

The Departure Was Smooth! (Page Two)

Fullerton Station is a passenger rail and bus station located in Fullerton, California. It is served by Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner and Southwest Chief trains, and Metrolink's 91 Line and Orange County Line trains. It also serves as a major bus depot for the Orange County Transportation Authority, and is altogether one of the major transportation hubs of Orange County.

This station is notable because it actually has two historic depots on site: one built in 1923 by the Union Pacific Railroad and the other built in 1930 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Both depots are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Santa Fe depot is used as an Amtrak ticket office, passenger waiting area and cafe while the Union Pacific building is occupied by an Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant.

Let's Get Underway


Fullerton Station California, our departure point!


The station at a rare moment, everybody is at the bar!

Fullerton's railroad connection dates to its founding in 1887 when brothers Edward and George Armerige learned the Santa Fe railway was mapping its westward route into Los Angeles. In a somewhat questionable deal to spur development of their acreage north of Anaheim, the brothers offered to name the new town after the railway's land company president, George H. Fullerton, if he would lay Santa Fe's track across their land. He did and they did!

These Tracks Are Still Busy With 40+ Passenger Trains A Day!

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure
Today, over 40 Amtrak passenger and Metrolink commuter trains rumble through the city each weekday as they travel between Orange County and Los Angeles or San Diego, Chicago and points beyond along with countless Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) freight trains.

The Gang Of Twenty Are Ready, Kept Behind Bars Until The Train Is Close!

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure
Look carefully, you can spot them readying for the journey!

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure
One must go up and over to get to the other side.... Is this how the chicken did it?

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure
Patience is wearing thin, especially on the kids who want to see the choo choo... Like Mike!

The Freight Trains Come And Go At Breakneck Speeds

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure
On its way to Los Angeles at 60 miles and hour!

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure
It does not look frightening at this distance but let this puppy go by at 60 miles and hour 36 inches from where you are standing and WoW!

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure
The kids behind us are saying to their parents... "Is it really moving?"  "How many cars is it pulling?"  "How fast is it going?"

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure
Whoosh, the suction is amazing as the train goes by at these speeds.

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure
It does't look like is going fast but it is really moving right along!

OK, We Are Ready To See The Horsies

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure
Robin, Paul & Bobb

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure

Da Train Da Train

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure
It opens its mighty jaws and swallows hundreds of people at a single time!

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure
Here we go!

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure
First stop, Angel Stadium!

Sue & Paul, Robin & Bob... We Got All Caught Up During The Ride!

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure
Sue and Paul

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure

The Beaches  Just Flashed By

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure

Arrival At Solano Beach

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure

Del Mar Adventure 2008, the departure
Now we leave for the Tidewater Cafe and a great dining experience!

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