Rob Richardson will talk to us about "The History of Railroads in Orange County," at the Orange County Historical Society's meeting this Thursday, April 8th, 7:30pm, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 N. Canal St., Orange.
From the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe, to the Southern Pacific, to the short local rail lines, Mr. Richardson will discuss the impact of trains on Orange County over the past 130 years. He is a long-time member of the O.C. Railway Historical Society and the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society. He will have copies of his new book, Railroads and Depots of Orange County, available for sale after his talk. The meeting is free and the public is welcome.
Both of today's photos show Santa Fe trains in Orange County. The image at the top of today's post is an unidentified shot from about the 1890s. The second image (immediately above) shows the Fullerton Santa Fe Depot in 1955. This depot was built in 1930 and is still used by Amtrak.