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The Train Travel November Meetup

  • Nov 23, 2009 · 5:00 PM
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The next Train Travel Meetup will be held at the Knowlwood Restaurant, 150 S Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, California 92832 directly across the parking lot from the Fullerton Amtrak / Metrolink Station. It is right at the corner of Harbor Blvd and Santa Fe Avenue. The entrance faces the same parking lot used by Bourbon Street Restaurant and The Slidebar Cafe.

If you live in Southern California and like to travel by rail, then come to the Train Travel Meetup that is usually held on the 4th Monday of every month at 5pm at Bourbon Street Bar & Grill in Downtown Fullerton near the Amtrak / Metrolink Station in Fullerton, California! If you can't get to the meeting until 6pm, that is OK. Some of the existing members that can't quite get to the meeting by 5pm also arrive around that time. If you live outside the area but just happen to be visiting Southern California that day, please attend our Meetup! Everyone that loves rail travel is always welcome!

The 4th Monday in NOT ALWAYS the last Monday of the month. Some months have 5 Mondays and our Meetup will still normall 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.

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!

Northbound Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Train #583 departs San Diego at 3pm and arrives into Fullerton at 5:08pm. Southbound Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Train #582 departs Los Angeles at 4:05pm and arrives into Fullerton at 4:37pm. Or, you can take southbound Train #784 that departs Goleta at 1:45pm and arrives into Fullerton at 5:42pm. From Riverside, you can take westbound Metrolink Train #705 at 3:13pm to Fullerton. After the meeting, you can take southbound Metrolink Train #608 at 7:02pm or Amtrak Train #792 at 8:31pm. Northbound, you can take Metrolink Train #707 at 6:39pm or Amtrak Train #587 at 8:13pm to Los Angeles which has a bus connection to cities as far north as Goleta. You can take the eastbound Amtrak Southwest Chief that departs Fullerton at 7:20pm to get back to Riverside. So, it is possible to get to the meeting from as far north as Santa Barbara or as far south as San Diego or as far east as Riverside and return home the same evening! A great excuse for a rail outing! For exact schedules and updates, check or

Fullerton has extensive OCTA bus service. There are many direct routes to the Fullerton Transportation Center or to Downtown Fullerton from many parts of Orange County and connections to the entire OCTA bus system. For more OCTA info, see: For driving directions and more information, see:

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Every meeting is different. Nice to see such variety I really enjoy conversations I have with each person each time I come here. Looking forward to the Christmas party.

    November 24, 2009

  • Carl Morrison, Still in T.

    Ozzy, the Mgr. of Knowlwoods allowed me to take some photos of him and his restaurant for our website. He helps set up enough places for our group of 24. He's very accommodating to our group and wants us to be happy with his food and service. He shared some wine he had been given, and provided cookies at the end of the evening. Attendees were able to get questions answered and long-time members shared materials and stories from recent train trips.

    November 23, 2009

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