Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Day 24 - Day trip to San Diego

Today we took the Pacific Surfliner from Fullerton to San Diego, a 2 hour trip along the the Pacific coast. Once there we all (7 of us) visited the USS Midway museum. Some spent more time there than others.

My little group then jumped in a cab which took us to Balboa Park and the Model Railroad Museum. None of us were disappointed in what we discovered there. One lasting impression is the HO scale layout of the entire Tehachapi loop and surrounding areas, a layout that spans three levels and is still under construction. To see in scale form the areas we'd visited only weeks before was quite surreal.

Returning to the Santa Fe depot we discovered that our train was going to be 15 minutes late getting in, which stretched out to 20 minutes. The loco needed fuelling and this made us 40 minutes late in departing, and since we weren't on schedule, we had to wait while other trains went past before we could stop at stations - finally getting to Fullerton 1 hour late.
This didn't really bother us but quite a few on the train were catching it to go to a Baseball game at Anaheim and they were getting roudy.

Overall, it was a good relaxing day out with no excessive walking and no burden of driving.

No piccies worth posting, just more aircraft stuff from the flight deck of the Midway.

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