The Operation Lifesaver special "officer-on-a-train" was then run back
to Fullerton with the Union Pacific SD-70 #5109 leading the way and
Metrolink engineer Rick Rodriguez at the controls.
The track in the upper right and
below photographs which splits off to
the left is
the Olive Subdivision, formerly owned by the Santa Fe Railway, sold
along with the Surfline (Fullerton Junction to San Diego) to the
Southern California Regional Rail
Authority (SCRRA) which runs the Metrolink commuter service
The San Diego County portion of the Surfline is owned by the North
Coast Transit District (NCTD) which runs Coaster commuter trains from
Oceanside to San Diego. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
still runs local and long distance
freight trains into Orange County and San Diego.
The below two photographs show an
industrial portion of
Fullerton. On the left side, Valencia Drive has a lot of truck
The below right photograph shows
Fullerton Junction, where the Surfline
splits off the BNSF mainline and goes all the way to San Diego and the
At Fullerton Station, the Operation
Lifesaver train paused for about an hour and the law enforcement
authorities tallied up the results of the day's exercise.
According to Metrolink Sheriff Steve Smith, 84 violations were
witnessed by the law enforcement authorities. 19 violators were
caught tresspassing on railroad property. 51 citations were
issued to motorists. Of the vehicular violations, 4 motorists
were written up who had run the highway-rail grade crossing under
descending gates those being a city bus, a trash truck and a pick-up.