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Rail Travel Meetup Group Christmas Party 2011

Southern California
Rail Travel Meetup Group
2011 Christmas Party

Above photo courtesy of Carl Morrison.

But You MUST RSVP Before Tuesday, December 6
For The $18 Early Reservation Price! $23 After That And At The Door

So Far 34 Have RSVP'd They Will Be Attending.

Monday, December 12, 2011, 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM
in the Streamliner Lounge of Ruby's Diner
right at the Metrolink Orange Station Platform
186 N. Atchinson St., Orange, CA 92866
Note: This is 2 weeks earlier than and replaces
our normal monthly Meetup for December.

Appetizers: 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Dinner: 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Above photos courtesy of Carl Morrison.

The party will be right in the lounge area of the Streamliner Lounge and not in the private party room. The private party room only holds 40 people while the lounge can easily accomodate far more than that. The above photo only shows part of the bar side of the bar and lounge area. They will set up the lounge area with tables for us. This is a much better arrangement as we will get to enjoy the extensive railroad memorabilia decorating the lounge as well as have a better view of the platform and the trains during the party!

Above photos courtesy of Carl Morrison.

If you seldom attend or even if you've never attended a Rail Travel Meetup event you are still invited to attend this annual Christmas Party. Even if you don't live in the area and would just like to come to the party to meet everyone, you are welcome! This is the one event each year that all our members try their best to attend. In past years we've had as many as 75 attend this event. Since everyone is invited to bring their family and friends, this is the best event to get to meet the most members of the Rail Travel Meetup. Even if you haven't officially joined the Rail Travel Meetup Group yet, click here to join now and then come to the party!

Click here for more information and photos of the
Streamliner Lounge and Ruby's Diner at the Metrolink Orange Depot.

Click Here to RSVP!

Above photos courtesy of Carl Morrison.

The Streamliner Lounge at the Orange Depot has excellent access
by both Metrolink and OCTA bus service.

Los Angeles to Orange:
Train #604 LAX 4:30pm - ORG 5:20pm (Metrolink) or
Train #688 LAX 4:50pm - ORG 5:38pm (Metrolink)
Orange to Los Angeles detour via Santa Ana:
Train #608 ORG 7:17pm - SNA 7:23pm (Metrolink) then
Train #589 SNA 8:00pm - LAX 8:55pm (Amtrak)

Oceanside to Orange:
Train #609 OSD 3:23pm - ORG 4:37pm (Metrolink)
Orange to Oceanside:
Train #608 ORG 7:17pm - OSD 8:32pm (Metrolink)

Riverside to Orange:
Train #813 RIV 3:30pm - ORG 4:19pm (Metrolink)
Orange to Riverside:
Train #810 ORG 6:58pm - RIV 8:05pm (Metrolink)

For more schedule information you click on one of these links: Metrolink / Amtrak / OCTA Buses

You are welcome to bring your spouse, family and friends, but please RSVP early as the restaurant needs an accurate count as soon as possible. When you arrive you will be able to select items from a limited subset of the regular Ruby's Diner menu.

In order to encourage early RSVPs to obtain the accurate count needed by the restaurant's deadline, we are asking for a prepayment of $18 per person before December 6th. The cost after that and at the door will be $23 per person. You can prepay by Credit Card, Debit Card, or PayPal. (Note: To pay by Credit Card or Debit Card just follow the instructions for paying by PayPal. You are NOT required to have or set up a PayPal account to pay online. does not make this clear. Just follow the instructions for paying by PayPal. If you don't have a PayPal account, PayPal will allow you to just specify a credit card or debit card for payment. It will NOT require you to set up a PayPal account.)

Click Here if you would like to pay by Credit Card, Debit Card, or PayPal and print your ticket now.

You'll definitely be getting your money's worth at this party! Your payment covers appetizers, soft drink, salad, choice of main entree, tax and tip. Wine, beer and other spirits are extra and may be purchased at the bar.

Click Here to RSVP!

The following is your choice of main entrees at the event. No need to tell us now what you want. You can just decide when you place your order!

The famous RubyBurger topped with your choice of double-thick slices of American, Swiss, Cheddar, Pepper Jack or low-fat American cheese! (or you can have it without the cheese or you can substitute a lean ground turkey or Gardenburger). Ruby's Classic Burgers are made with the highest quality fresh all-natural USDA Choice Beef grilled to perfection and served with fresh sliced tomato, crisp lettuce and RubySauce on a traditional or whole wheat bun.

Ruby's all-time favorite! Thick, hand-carved turkey breast slices with fresh, crisp lettce, tangy cranberry sauce and creamy mayo served on a soft RubyRoll.

Super-premium all-natural USDA Choice Beef smothered with sauteed fresh Portobello mushrooms in a Burgundy wine sauce served with a medley of garden vegetables and our famous Lil' Bakers with sour cream and chives.

Grilled boneless chicken breast topped with caramelized onions and sauteed muchrooms, glazed with Hickory Bourbon BBQ sauce served with a medley of garden vegetables and our famous Lil' Bakers with sour cream and chives.

Batter-dipped golden-fried flaky cod fillets along with jumbo shrimp served with "refillable" fries.

Warm whole wheat flour tortillas with fresh lettuce, cabbage, low-fat shredded cheese, vegetarian black beans, salsa and black olives.

Note: All of the above selections are from the regular Ruby's Diner Menu. In order to offer dinner selections like salmon, steak, etc., the price would be more than double and everyone would have to be served the same banquet menu items. We have selected items from the regular menu to keep the price affordable and offer a choice of main entrees.

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See you there! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!