Fullerton Railroad Days Event
FULLERTON RAILWAY PLAZA ASSOCIATION Inc.
PO. BOX 3987 Fullerton, CA. 92834-3987
January 11, 1999
The Fullerton Railway Plaza Association Inc. (FRPA) is a 501 (c)(3) Corporation organized to create a family oriented Railroad Heritage Museum and other rail oriented venues for the city of Fullerton on the site adjacent to the AMTRAK (ex Santa Fe) Railroad Station. The station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located adjacent to restored Historic Downtown Fullerton.
I would like to invite you to participate in an exciting two day event called FULLERTON RAILROAD DAYS cosponsored by the FRPA and the City of Fullerton, to be held on May 1 and 2, 1999 at the Fullerton Transportation Center. The theme for this event will be Railroads In Our Daily Lives. We plan to focus the event activities toward the youth of the community by encouraging local schools, Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA and other youth groups to participate in a Railroad Safety Poster contest and to sponsor display booths promoting their organizations as well as participate in the planned educational and entertainment programs. Plans include displays from local historical groups, museums and service organizations plus sales and display booths from local businesses as well as marketing and safety programs from Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF), Metrolink, Amtrak and Orange County Transit Authority (OCTA).
A new siding availability will allow the railroads to safely display their newest equipment and present their latest transportation advances to potential rail travelers and the community at large. In addition, we believe this event will provide community educational benefits through the Operation Lifesaver program by increasing public awareness of the inherent dangers surrounding the increase of all high speed rail traffic within the metropolitan areas.
This event will use a natural interest in trains to help connect the children of Fullerton to the fundamental resources that they need to lead fulfilling and productive lives. Also, an architectural rendering of the proposed Fullerton Railway Plaza including the Railroad Heritage museum site will be on display to promote the creation of this large family oriented Interactive Railroad Attraction adjacent to the train station.
If participation in this event is of interest to you, we would be happy to meet with whomever you suggest for the purpose of further defining the program and addressing any details of your participation.