200609-ace-b September 15th, 2006
August 25, 2006, was the dedication date for the new ACE mid-day train that departs Stockton at 9:30 AM, with the return train departing from San Jose at 12:05 PM and arriving in Stockton at 2:30 PM. The train connects in Stockton with San Joaquin trains 711, 716 and 718. Ceremonies were held before departing Stockton (first photo), where dignitaries posed for a group ribbon cutting photo, and at Fremont (second photo), where speakers included ACE Managing Director Stacey Mortensen, San Joaquin Valley Rail Committee Chairman (and Bakersfield Mayor) Harvey Hall, and, speaking under the tree, Caltrans Rail Division Chief Bill Bronte. RailPAC was represented by VP North Arthur Lloyd, and director Bruce Jenkins.