Home to vintage passenger and dining cars that date back as far as 1914. It’s also home to 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 up and down Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles. Open daily, 6:45 a.m. – 10 p.m. Admission, $1.
The Balboa Park Miniature Train takes a three minute, half-mile trip through four acres of Balboa Park. Open Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m outside of the San Diego zoo exit. Tickets, $3.
The train operates Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tickets, $5. Parking fee (cash only), $7. Party packages available.
The museum has three historically significant cabooses and two Union Pacific Lounge cars. Open the first and third Saturdays of each month, 9 a.m. – noon. Free. Guided tours 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. The exhibit has a restored steam locomotive as well as its tender, a refrigerated boxcar, and caboose.
Irvine Park Railroad takes children and adults through historic Irvine Regional Park. The 1/3 scale train is located in the foothills of Orange. Open daily (weather permitting), hours vary, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets, $6. Kids under 12 months ride for free.
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.
The Museum is truly authentic with its collection of locomotives, cabooses, oil tenders, and box cars all on display. Open Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Adults $4; kids, $2; children under two are free.
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. Birthday party events are available on Saturdays.
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. Special events throughout the year.
Educational programs, displays, toy trains, and scale models of California railroads. Many different continuing and special exhibits where families can see small model trains operating.
Southern California Live Steamers is a non-profit organization that offers free trains rides on miniature 7.5″ gauge trains in Torrance. The free rides are available the first Sunday and the third Saturday of each month (weather permitting).
An outdoor museum with a large collection of locomotives. Families can ride the miniature train that circles the perimeter of the museum. Special events, docent-led tours, Junior Engineer Play Days, birthday parties and volunteer opportunities.
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.