The OFFICIAL start time of the Meetup is 5:30pm, but you are welcome to come earlier and will most likely find that some have already arrived before 5:00pm. The official start time has been changed from 5pm to 5:30pm to give people more time to get to the Meetup after work. At about 6:30pm or so, many in attendance head across the parking lot to the Fullerton Santa Fe Depot platform to watch the arrival and departure of the eastbound Amtrak Southwest Chief for Chicago. The train arrives into Fullerton about 6:45pm and departs at 6:50pm.
A Rail Travel Meetup is held at 5:30pm on the 4th Monday of EVERY MONTH at the Knowlwood Restaurant in Fullerton, California directly across the parking lot from the Fullerton Amtrak / Metrolink Station.
If you live in or are visiting Southern California and love to travel by rail, then you are very welcome to come to this Meetup!
We are not a passenger rail advocacy group nor a nuts and bolts railfan group. We are just a bunch of people that like to get together and discuss our rail travel experiences in a relaxed atmosphere over some food and drinks! If you like to travel by rail, or are interested in getting started in rail travel, then you should come to our meeting! If you have questions about travel on Amtrak, VIA Rail Canada, or on most other excursion and tourist railways, bring your questions to the meeting. Someone will probably have answers to your questions! Downtown Fullerton is real easy to get to by rail, bus or car. There is plenty of free parking on Monday evening near the station. Come to the meeting by rail! Fullerton has extensive rail and bus service. You can get to Downtown Fullerton from many parts of Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties by either Amtrak or Metrolink trains, or in combination with other public transit rail and bus systems. Numerous OCTA bus routes also serve Downtown Fullerton. For exact schedules and routes, visit Amtrak.com, MetrolinkTrains.com, and www.OCTA.net For driving directions and more information, see:
Note: The 4th Monday in NOT ALWAYS the last Monday of the month. Some months have 5 Mondays and our Meetup will still normally be on the 4th Monday and not the last Monday of the month. Once in a while the Meetup will be held on a day other than the 4th Monday of the month such as when that 4th Monday falls on a holiday. When there is a change of Meetup day, that change will be posted here and notice will be sent to all members by e-mail in advance of the Meetup.