Fullerton Train Museum

The Fullerton Transportation Center is at Pomona and Santa Fe Avenues. Every month, the museum is open on the first and third Saturdays, and the event is free. The Fullerton Train Museum presents the legacy of the railroads in Orange County and is open to the public. 

The museum’s collection includes three historically noteworthy cabooses representing the three railways that served Orange County in its early days and two restored 1940s Union Pacific lounge cars. On the first and third Saturdays of each month, the Fullerton Train Museum is available to the public at the corner of Pomona and Santa Fe at the Fullerton, CA Transportation Center. Admission is free on these days.

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Southern California Railway Plaza Association (SCRPA) promotes train-related educational programs for our youth, along with activities and exhibits for people of all ages. The SCRPA is dedicated to preserving the rail heritage of Southern California and is a volunteer-run organization.

An eight-member Board of Directors oversees the organization, which comprises individuals with expertise in railroad operations organization administration, public affairs, nonprofit organizations, and a wide range of technical skills. They aim to provide historical insight into the significant contributions that railroads have made to the development and progress of our region, beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing to the present. 

The Southern California Railroad Preservation Association’s ultimate goal is to develop significant destination attractions to showcase the essence of the Southland through its railroad legacy.

The county’s first outdoor rail museum, located at the east end of the Fullerton Transportation Center, is the first of its kind in the state. 

It has five antique railcars that are the property of the association. The museum’s recent acquisitions include two 1949 Union Pacific lounge cars and a Union Pacific caboose. The group’s extensive railcar collection rounds out, including a 1929 Santa Fe caboose and a 1961 Southern Pacific caboose. Both have undergone extensive restoration over the past five years. Despite their age, the railcars are in excellent shape. Aside from some fresh paint and minor repairs, they appear to be in the same condition as they did during their prime.

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