Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Boxcar Avenue, the Pacific Electric’s right-of-way continued to be used as trains travelled through the campus nightly over tracks that still divided FJC. The train no longer carried passengers but continued to transport materials until 1964. The locomotive also made occasional trips from Los Angeles (often at night) with a load of lumber for local lumber yards to pick up fruit from a packing house on Commonwealth Avenue. In this 1960 photo, Nite Times reporter-photographer Bob Smith interviews brakeman Paul Weide, while the train is delayed by a parked automobile. Nite Times was the FJC evening student newspaper.