Railroad Days in Fullerton 2016

Regretfully, the SCRPA must suspend Railroad Days in Fullerton for 2018 due to issues beyond our control. We will, however, be back in two years for Railroad Days 2019.

Creating an event like Railroad Days involves a great deal of work and motivation. But it is also brings a great sense of joy and accomplishment from our volunteers, watching thousands of visitors and their families experience their first visit to a railroad locomotive cab, tour vintage rail equipment, watch intricately made model trains in operation, purchase souvenir keepsakes and enjoy carnival food served al fresco.

We will be back and hope you will be back, too.

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Railroad Days 2016

Railroad Days 2016

Railroad Days 2016's fantastic lineup of locomotives and rail cars plus 14 model train layouts at the Fullerton Train Station drew more than 35,000 for the most successful event ever!

Southern California Railway Plaza Association, Inc. sends its appreciation to all the families, rail fans, sponsors, exhibitors and vendors who took part in Railroad Days 2016—including many who arrived by train at the depot.

A Special Thank You To Our Volunteers!

Without SCRPA's wonderful organizing committee and member volunteers, Railroad Days could not happen. From the Friday setup through our two days of welcoming guests, managing exhibits and hosting displays, we had more than 50 members who gave their time and energies to make 2016 the most successful in the organization’s 16 years of presenting this event.

Presenting Sponsor: Amtrak®


Sponsors for Railroad Days 2016 have contributed financial support to help cover the costs of this free community event. Thanks to the following organizations:

Featured Participants:

Gate duty at Railroad Days 2016 Photo by Karen Sibrel
Dave Sibrel, Vanessa Sanchez and Allison Benash greet crowds streaming in.
Model train fun at Railroad Days 2016 Photo by Karen Sibrel
Two boys operating our Buddy Young model train set under the watchful eye of volunteer Al Johnson.
Disneyland Railroad’s C.K. Holliday Locomotive Photo by Karen Sibrel
Disneyland Railroad’s C.K. Holliday Locomotive #1 was very popular with rail fans of all ages.
Model train fun at Railroad Days 2016 Photo by Mike Vitale
Two children line up in their oversize safety vests for a tour of the new BNSF diesel locomotive.
Jeff Schulze and Allison Benash Photo by Stu Proctor
Jeff Schulze and Allison Benash pause to celebrate the arrival of Santa Fe #3751 at the Fullerton Station.
Model train fun at Railroad Days 2016 Photo by Mike Vitale
Choose-a-Choo-Choo trackless train ride for kids was busy all weekend.
Lego Model Train Layout Photo Mike Vitale
Model trains were displayed in a huge tent that featured 14 layouts in all scales.
Caboose tours at Railroad Days Photo by Mike Vitale
Caboose and lounge cars tour guide volunteer Sue Kientz welcomes visitors.