This legendary railroad is home to vintage passenger and dining cars that date back as far as 1914. It’s also the “Home of the Movie Trains” and a 1913 fully restored and operating #14 Baldwin Steam Engine. All year long they offer train tours, such as weekend scenic adventures, murder mystery comedy lunch and dinner trains, holiday trains, special event trains, steam train rides, school trains and privately chartered group trains.
Built in 1901, the Angels Flight Railway is a historic one block ride ($1) up and down Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles, featured in La La Land, The Muppets movie (2011), and many more.
The Balboa Park Miniature Train takes a three minute, half-mile trip through four acres of Balboa Park. The train is a model G16 – now a rare antique with as few as fifty currently remaining.
A mile-and-a-half train ride on a vintage locomotive. The ride comes with thoughtful narration and music, which work together to tell the story of the Gold Rush in California.
The museum has three historically significant cabooses and two Union Pacific Lounge cars, and guided tours of the train collection are available.
Griffith Park Southern Railroad has operated trains since the 1940’s. Travel over one mile of track, across a bridge, through a forest and the Old Western Town. You can also try their classic simulator ride Kid Coaster.
The Railroad Exhibit at Heritage Park tells the story of the city’s railroad history through the restoration of the Santa Fe Railway depot, tracks, and signals.
Irvine Park Railroad takes children and adults through historic Irvine Regional Park. The 1/3 scale train is located in the foothills of Orange.
Take short day-trips to Los Angeles, San Diego, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Barbara or other cities from local stations in Anaheim, Fullerton, Irvine and Santa Ana. Enjoy traveling without baggage fees or traffic.
The museum is truly authentic with its collection of locomotives, cabooses, oil tenders, and box cars all on display.
OCME welcomes the public for free rides every third Saturday and following Sunday of each month. They have a variety of engines and riding cars that run through over five miles of actual track.
Educational programs, displays, toy trains, and scale models of California railroads. Current exhibits offer a close up look at some of California’s historic railroads.
Southern California Live Steamers is a non-profit organization that offers free trains rides on miniature 7.5″ gauge trains in Torrance. Free public run days are the first Sunday and the third Saturday of each month (weather permitting).
Collection of over 200 different railway locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars, buildings and other artifacts dating from the 1870’s. Visitors can ride streetcars, electric cars, and trains on the Museum railway.
An outdoor museum with a large collection of locomotives and rolling stock from Southern California. Scout projects and birthday party rentals are also available.
The Zoofari Express has been prowling through Zoo grounds since 1999. Using an electric locomotive, the train travels for a six and a half-minute ride, pulling six cars: a tender, four passenger cars and a caboose.