This warm view of the original Fullerton station house shows just how much of the original station (opened in May of 1900) was still in use into the modern era, including the original ticket agent booths. It’s hard to imagine traffic making its way through this tiny station house, considering the large, open facility, designed for easy passage in and out of the busy station, that riders are accustomed to, today.
Unfortunately, a fire damaged the station house in the 1990s and passenger traffic was ultimately diverted to a new, somewhat more spacious station house to the east. The original building, however, was preserved and ultimately restored and returned to service, across the street from its original location, as an auxiliary entrance/exit on the north side of Fullerton when the station was rebuilt. Next time you go through, be sure to stop out in front and take a moment to admire the 112-year old building.
Photo courtesy Bruce G. Moffat.