- Santa Fe Railroad’s Fullerton Depot -

 

 

 

    Fullerton was the junction point and northern terminus of the Santa Fe’s “Surf Line”, which ran south from Fullerton along the coast to National City, located just south of San Diego’s Union Station.

 

    The Fullerton depot pictured in this postcard was built 1888.”  This neo “Queen Ann” style, combination depot measured 24’x225’ and was of wooden frame construction. Several other depots were built between 1886 and 1888 in what was known as the Surf Line’s “building boom” in Orange County, which included depots in Anaheim, Orange, Santa Ana, El Toro, and San Juan Capistrano. All the wooden depots built during the late 1800’s on the Surf Line were architecturally unique and had very intricate ornamental details.  

 

     The depot was razed and replaced by a concrete California Mission Revival style depot in 1930.

 

Postcard - Santa Fe Railroad’s Fullerton Depot -