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Pullman Adventures San Diego 2007

Taking the Pacific Sands along the Pacific Sand to San Diego

PULLMAN Adventures


An Overnight Adventure from Los Angeles to San Diego, California, with the Pullman rail car as our San Diego Hotel.

All Photos and Text (except where noted) By Carl Morrison,

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Doug Spinn, owner of the Pacific Sands Pullman Railcar says the following about this trip at his website:


Sleep on a Train!

(and be back in time for work on Monday!)

Los Angeles - San Diego

Mar 31-Apr 1, 2007

April 28-29, 2007  

Space for 18 on each trip

Have you ever wanted to take a real railroad sleeper trip, but had no time? Pullman Adventures has the trip for you!  Travel from Los Angeles or Orange County to San Diego and be home in time for work on Monday!

Experience not just a sleeper, but true vintage 1950 Pullman sleeper service! Depart Los Angeles on Saturday Morning at 7:20 am. (You may also start your journey from Fullerton, Santa Ana, or Irvine.

Watch the scenery, cars and railroad crossings fly by as the train races to San Diego! Enjoy some refreshments, delivered to your room by your Porter! Arrive in San Diego about 10:10 AM, ready to enjoy all that San Diego has to offer.

When you get back, your bed will be turned down for you, ready for a good nights sleep aboard a vintage Pullman car.

Wake up the next morning ready to go! Enjoy a continental breakfast in your room, delivered by your porter, of course! Enjoy a full day in San Diego – Sea World, Balboa Park the San Diego Zoo, or shop downtown or at nearby Horton Plaza or Seaport Village.

Be back in time for our departure at 6:20 PM. Arrive in Fullerton at 8:30 PM or Los Angeles at 9:05 PM Sunday evening.

How could you resist this offer?! 

A 200+ mile round trip train ride in a Private Pullman Rail Car plus overnight accommodations in your stable sleeper in San Diego for $169 a person!  The most reasonably priced private rail car adventure you'll find.

Living just one stop south of Los Angeles on the BNSF route that this Pullman Adventure takes to San Diego, I made arrangements with owner Doug, 949 707-0707, to take this trip starting March 31, at the Fullerton, CA, Station.

Friend, Dick Hutchins, went on the same trip and he made arrangements through:

Carol Walker's Bella Vista Travel
4012 Katella Ave Ste 102

Los Alamitos, California 90720


I recommended Carol to Dick because she had made rail and hotel arrangements for my wife and me before and knows all the routes and trains in the country.  She makes other travel arrangements as well, but it is hard to find a travel agent that knows as much about rail travel as Carol.  She had been on Pullman Adventures trips twice, so she knew the anwer to ever question we had.

In this report I will cover the following chronological Itinerary.  Just click the section you want to read, or start with the first section and follow the link at the bottom of each page to read the next section.

Taking the Pacific Sands along the Pacific Sand to San Diego

  1. Saturday, Pacific Sands from Los Angeles to San Diego, California

  2. A day in San Diego using the Trolley System.

  3. Sunday, a second day in San Diego.

  4. Heading Home on the Pacific Sands.