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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, September 9, 2022 – Rail Meeting 7:30pm
On Zoom

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

Railfanning Southern California 1939 to 1941
Presented by Harvey Laner

Harvey Laner presents Railfaning Southern California 1939 to 1941. The program begins with the RailRoad Boosters second Orange Empire Trolley Trip featuring two former SP Oregon and California suburban express mail cars built by Pullman in 1913, Pacific Electric 1374 and 1375.

Also included is color movie footage of the last day of operation on the PE’s Redondo Beach via Gardena Line, the group’s second narrow gauge Pacific Coast Railway trip, two fantrips on the SP to Bakersfield including scenes of the Bakersfield & Kern streetcar operations there and an AT&SF “Kite Route” excursion with a side trip up the Box Springs Grade on the San Jacinto Branch to Perris.

The grand finale is the Booster’s third Orange Empire Trolley Trip, this time with PE 1373 and two “Butterfly” 1200’s. The fantrip travelled the entire San Bernardino line with side trips to Pomona, Redlands and Riverside and features railfan Ray Younghans’ storyboard coverage of this remarkable Pacific Electric excursion.

  • 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, September 9, 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

Friday
September 9, 2022
Railfanning SoCal 1939 - 1941

Tuesday
October 11, 2022
To be announced

Friday
November 11, 2022
To be announced

Tuesday
December 13, 2022
To be announced