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. Will reopen by Labor Day. (213) 626-1901.
Fillmore & Western Railway – Themed train rides including holiday rides, Weeknd Scenic Excursions and Murder-Mystery Trains. 364 Main St., Fillmore. (805) 524-2546.
Griffith Park – Travel Town Museum, 5200 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, (323) 662-5874, and Griffith Park and Southern Railroad, 4400 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, (800) 438-1297,
Heritage Park Train Exhibit – Climbable engine, caboose and engineer equipment, plus a museum. 12100 Mora Drive, Santa Fe Springs. (562) 946-6476.
Irvine Park Railroad at Irvine Regional Park – 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange. (714) 997-3968.
Lomita Railroad Museum – 2137 W. 250th St., Lomita. (310) 326-6255.
Orange County Model Engineers – Conducted on the third weekend of each month, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Rides are free, donations are welcome. Fairview Park, 2480 Placentia Ave., Costa Mesa. (949) 54-TRAIN.
Orange Empire Railway Museum – Demonstrations, rides and special events. 2201 South A St., Perris. (951) 943-3020.
San Diego – San Diego Model Railroad Museum, features a large model railroad display and train memorabilia, 1649 El Prado, (619) 696-0199, Balboa Park Miniature Railroad, a three-minute, half-mile trip on a model train, 1800 Zoo Place, (619) 239-4748,
Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park – Train is inside the zoo. 1801 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana. (714) 836-4000.
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.