Fullerton Train Station
Although not an official "train watching park", the platforms of the Fullerton train station are always populated by railfans. The former home of TrainWeb (internet site) was once located in the station building, they had 6 webcams located here, and the draw of railfans visiting the station has been on ever since! Although TrainWeb is no longer in Fullerton, the fan base visiting the station grows each year. Train watchers from all over find their way here. The local railfan's have a point of meeting every Friday & Saturday evenings, they are a great bunch of guys that really know the railroad. You have questions, they have answers!
Why Fullerton? Beside a lovely area & train station, the railroads are the main draw. This is BNSF's TransCon mainline, add the Amtrak Surfliners, a couple of daily Southwest Chiefs, and a whole bunch of Metrolink commuter trains and you have none stop railroad action all day long!
Town / City: Fullerton, CA
Location Name: Fullerton Train Station
Railroad(s): BNSF Railway / Amtrak (Pacific Surfliners & Southwest Cheifs) / Metrolink.
Rail Traffic: Busy, Expect around 50 BNSF freights daily, around 26 Amtrak's and 30 Metrolinks.
Site Details: The station platforms along with an overhead crosswalk provide great photo opportunities. There are benches located on the platform, a great place to sit in between trains.
Restrooms on site: Yes, inside train station.
Food: A small cafe in the station building sells light food, snacks, and drinks.
Picnic Area: Yes, umbrella tables for cafe patrons only.
Parking: Station parking lot is free on weekends, but there is a fee for weekday parking. Read the signs in the areas that you wish to park.
Lighted for evening railfanning: Yes
Scanner Frequencies: "San Diego Sub" (Fullerton to San Clemente) 160.560
Motel's / Hotel's: There are no hotels within walking distance of the train station. Motels are available in nearby Anaheim, CA. The closest railfan motels in Irvine, CA. That motel is listed on RailfanMotels.com [Click: California, Then Irvine].