Fullerton Railroad Days
FULLERTON RAILWAY PLAZA ASSOCIATION Inc.
PO. BOX 3987 Fullerton, CA. 92834-3987
"FULLERTON RAILROAD DAYS"
A community awareness event, cosponsored by the FRPA and the City of Fullerton to promote rail
safety, rail travel and the historical connection of Fullerton to the Santa Fe Railroad, is set
for May 1 and 2, 1999 at the Fullerton Transportation Center. The theme for this event is
"Railroads In Our Daily Lives". Plans include displays from local historical groups, youth
groups, museums, public service agencies and service organizations plus sales and display
booths from local businesses.
The primary objective of this event is to employ children's normal interest in trains to help
connect them to the fundamental resources that they will need to lead fulfilling and productive
lives. We will accomplish this goal, with the sponsorship of the railroads and other community
organizations, by structuring and focusing the event activities toward the youth of the
community. We have contacted the local elementary schools and plan to have them participate in
a Railroad Safety Poster contest that will include participation awards and prizes for the best
entries. We will encourage Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA and other youth groups to sponsor
display booths promoting their organizations as well as participate in the planned educational
and entertainment programs during the event.
A new railroad siding will allow the railroads to safely display selected equipment and present
their latest transportation advances as well as promoting safety programs and career
opportunities to our young people, 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.
To increase the community awareness of the potential business and cultural opportunities that
exist near the transportation center, an architectural rendering of the proposed Fullerton
Railway Plaza including the Railroad Heritage Museum will be on public display to promote the
creation of this large family oriented Interactive Railroad Attraction adjacent to the
Fullerton train station.
for the current list of planned events and sponsors.
For further information, contact Bob Root or George Barlow at (714) 278-0648
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