Take a journey through time at the Union Station Summer Train Fest, a free family event featuring a rare collection of beautifully restored vintage train engines, a Kids Zone, Model Trains, LA’s hottest Food Trucks and Live Entertainment.
The Summer Train Fest at LA’s historic downtown venue to feature vintage train engines and cars from the 1940s, 50s and 60s including an exclusive collection of trains from Metrolink and Amtrak and fan favorites:
- Santa Fe 3751: 1927 Steam Locomotive
- Overland Trail: 1949 Club Lounge with passenger lounge, bar and barbershop
- Pacific Trail: 1950 fully restored passenger car with 44 seats
- Tioga Pass: 1959 Business car with lounge, sleeping quarters, dining room and kitchen
- National Forum, Pullman Car: 1956 sleeper car from the Pacific Railroad Society, Inc
Tickets will be avaialble to tour the inside the Santa Fe 3751 Steam Locomotive. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $10 for Children (18-5 years of age). Children under 5 are free.
Guests can enjoy model trains and special tutorials from the Los Angeles Model Railroad Society and Pasadena Model Railroad Club along with a Kids Zone from Griffith Park Travel Town and tunes from award-winning harmonicist Ross Garren.
The stations South Patio will come alive with LA’s Premier Food Trucks and music from the city’s hottest DJ’s.
Local vendors including Skylight Books, Train Shack, and California Operation Lifesaver, will offer model train supplies, train themed merchandise and train safety education and awareness throughout the event.
Check in at the Union Station Information Booth for a festival map and free Event Passport. The first 1,000 guests to complete the passport will receive a commemorative Summer Train Fest pin.
You can reach Union Station via the Metro Red, Purple, Gold and Silver Line, as well as various Metro and municipal buses. For routes and connections, use the Trip Planner at metro.net. Metrolink and Amtrak also serve the station.
Parking is avaialble at Union Station East - Gateway Parking Structure at the cross section of East Cesar E Chavez Avenue and Vignes Street. $8.00 for entire day.
Union Stations Summer Train Fest is hosted by Metro in partnership with Metrolink and Amtrak.