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Special Events

RailGiants Train Museum Hours

RailGiants reopens on February 12 & 13, 2022 weekend

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 2020 and 2021 Los Angeles County Fair events are canceled. The county fair will resume in May 2022.

Check the Fair's website for additional information.

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, January 14, 2022 – Rail Meeting 7:30pm
On Zoom

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

Southern Pacific Diesels in the Scarlet & Gray Era
Presented by Andrew Novak

Andrew Novak kicks off the 2022 program year with a look at Southern Pacific (SP) Diesels in the Scarlet & Gray Era. SP officially adopted the scarlet & gray paint scheme in 1958, and it was used by the railroad until the merger with Union Pacific in 1996.

The focus of this show will be SP’s second generation and newer motive power from EMD and GE. The show includes a mix of action and roster shots from across the SP system. Also included are some of the unique schemes seen on SP diesels from the 1970s and 1980s, including the “Kodachrome” scheme of the failed SP Santa Fe merger. So if you are an SP fan, second generation diesel fan, you won’t want to miss this show!

  • 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 Standard Time)
  • Meeting begins at 7:30 pm, on Friday, January 14, 2022 (Using international time, that’s 03:30 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

Friday
January 14, 2022
Southern Pacific Diesels
in the Scarlet & Gray Era


Tuesday
February 8, 2022
to be announced

Friday
March 11, 2022
to be announced