Thank you to everyone who joined us at the free community event at the Fullerton Station on September 24 and 25. The event, which commemorated Rail Safety Week, had a lot of exciting activities to enjoy, including opportunities to:
- Meet railroad workers
- Walk through different types of train equipment
- Listen to rail safety presentations
- Hear from experts on positive train control and zero emission locomotive technology
- Stop by booths for informational materials and swag
- Tour the Fullerton Train Museum (adjacent to the station building)
This was first major train-themed event in the area since before the pandemic, with participants that included the Pacific Surfliner, Amtrak, California Operation Lifesaver, Metrolink, the San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society, and others. Train equipment from multiple agencies was on display and available to see up close, including:
- Santa Fe No. 3751 Steam Locomotive
- Pacific Surfliner Cab Car
- Amtrak Superliner Coach
- Amtrak Operation Lifesaver Locomotive
There was also a closed event earlier in the week where first responders had a chance to become familiar with train equipment and learn about Amtrak’s emergency response procedures. Amtrak Emergency Management, Police Departments, and Operation lifesaver shared information about available training that can strengthen the coordination of partners and improve safety and security.
Rail safety is so important. Let's continue to work together to keep people safe and away from railroad tracks. Learn more about rail safety.