Train Museums and Rides

The following locations offer exhibits of working, model and replica locomotives, cabooses and trolleys, and/or rides and party packages.
 
 
Angels Flight Railway – The shortest railway in the world. Connects 351 South Hill St. and 350 Grand Ave., Los Angeles. (213) 626-1901. www.angelsflight.com
 
 
Fillmore & Western Railway – Themed train rides including holiday rides. 364 Main St., Fillmore. (805) 524-2546. www.fwry.com
 
 
Griffith Park – Travel Town Museum, (323) 662-5874; and Griffith Park and Southern Railroad, (800) 438-1297, www.griffithparktrainrides.com.
 
 
Heritage Park Train Exhibit – Santa Fe Springs. (562) 946-6476, www.tinyurl.com/heritageparkrail
 
 
Irvine Park Railroad at Irvine Regional Park – Orange. (714) 997-3968, www.irvineparkrailroad.com
 
 
Lomita Railroad Museum – (310) 326-6255. www.lomita-rr.org
 
 
Orange County Model Engineers – Third weekends: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Rides are free, donations are welcome. Fairview Park, Costa Mesa. (949) 54-TRAIN. www.ocmetrains.org
 
 
Orange Empire Railway Museum – Perris. (951) 943-3020. www.oerm.org
 
 
San Diego – San Diego Model Railroad Museum, features a large model railroad display and train memorabilia, 1649 El Prado, (619) 696-0199, www.sdmrm.org. Balboa Park Miniature Railroad, a three-minute, half-mile trip on a model train, 1800 Zoo Place, (619) 239-4748, www.tinyurl.com/balboarr.
 
 
Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park – 714) 836-4000. www.santaanazoo.org
 
 
Southern California Live Steamers – Public run days on the first Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and third Saturday, noon – 3 p.m. of each month. Rides are free, donations are welcome. Wilson Park, 2290 Washington Ave., Torrance. www.southerncalifornialivesteamers.org