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"Irvine Welcomes Amtrak" button

Promotional button made to celebrate the introduction of Amtrak service at Irvine, Calif. in June 1990. Metal button with pin; measures approximately 3" across.

"Irvine Welcomes Amtrak" button

After advocating for an Amtrak stop for more than five years, Irvine, Calif. was added to the San Diegan (rebranded as the Pacific Surfliner in 2000) schedule on June 1, 1990. The intermodal Irvine Transportation Center was completed that same year.

From the Ann Owens Collection.