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Special Events

RailGiants Train Museum Hours

RailGiants is open on selected weekends and during 2022 Los Angeles County Fair

RailGiants Train Museum is open on the second full weekend of each month. Our hours of operation are from 10am until 5pm. RailGiants is located in the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, California. During our open house weekends at RailGiants, visitors can walk around all locomotives and railcars and buy train souvenirs in our RailGiants Store in the depot. By walking up stairways into each giant locomotive, you can see into the cabs where engineers and firemen operated these large engines down the tracks of the nation’s rail network. Visitors are welcome to join us while maintenance and rehabilitation work is in progress and ask our volunteer museum staff members any questions.

Admission to the RailGiants Train Museum is always free. During the Los Angeles County Fair event, RailGiants is part of The County Fair, and there is no additional cost to enter RailGiants after purchasing an admission ticket to The County Fair. Any donation to help maintain our equipment is optional, but always welcome. The excellent conditional of our historic railroad equipment is achieved by the generous donations of past visitors and the help of our volunteer members.

Please note: when the scheduled Sunday falls on Easter, the museum will be closed on that Sunday.

Check the Event Schedule page for our current schedule of days and hours.

If you need to make arrangements to see RailGiants Train Museum on a day when we are not normally open, or for filming for television and motion pictures, please send us a message on our Contact Us page, or call the Museum Depot on 909-623-0190.

Los Angeles County Fair

The Los Angeles County Fair returns.

The Fair is held during 17 days, starting on Thursday, May, 5, 2022, and concluding on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022. RailGiants and the County Fair are closed on some weekdays; check our schedule for specific days. During the County Fair, RailGiants Train Museum is part of the County Fair and is open on every day of the County Fair. However, entry to RailGiants requires purchasing admission to the County Fair. Once inside the County Fair, no additional fees are required to enter RailGiants and see our trains.

Check the Fair's website for complete information regarding fair dates, times, parking, and costs.

Rail Meetings

Join us for monthly for updates, interesting programs about railroads, and visiting with your fellow members. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday or second Friday of each month at 7:30pm. For the most up-to-date information about our schedule of meetings, please refer to our Event Schedule page, or our monthly newsletter, the Observation Platform (O.P.). Any questions, comments, or suggestions about our meetings? Send us a message on our Contact Us page.

Friday May 13, 2022 – Rail Meeting 7:30pm
On Zoom

We moved our Rail Meetings to the internet. See access information below.

Santa Fe in the Golden State
Presented by Andrew Novak

Andrew Novak is back with an all-new program about the famed Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe in the state of California. Known for their first-class passenger trains and high-speed freight service, the Santa Fe’s main line ran from Los Angeles to Chicago. For this program we will focus on the railroad’s lines in the state of California. This program features Santa Fe from the 1970s up to the time of the merger with the Burlington Northern in 1995 creating BNSF. The show includes mainline action, branch lines, and both freight and passenger trains. There is also a short selection of Santa Fe depots. All eras of paint schemes are covered from Warbonnet to the Kodachrome of the failed SPSF merger. Most of the images are pre-1995, however a few BNSF photos will also be included. A must see for any Santa Fe fan.

  • On your computer’s internet browser, go to: RailMeeting.org (that will take you to the Zoom meeting room)
  • Password: 3450
  • Doors open at 7:15 pm (Pacific Daylight Time).
  • Meeting begins at 7:30 pm, on Friday, May 13, 2022 (Using international time, that’s 02:30 UTC on Saturday).

We recommend visiting RailMeeting.org before the meeting to download the most recent version of Zoom software.

Future Monthly Meeting Dates and Topics

Tuesday
Friday
May 13, 2022
Santa Fe in the Golden State

Tuesday
June 14, 2022
to be announced