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Special Events

RailGiants Train Museum Hours

RailGiants is open on selected weekends and during The 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 Fair is held for 16 days, starting on Friday, May 3, 2024, and concluding on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2024. 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.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 – Rail Meeting 7:30pm
On Zoom

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

Teen-Years “Wanderlust” 1955-1958
Presented by Harvey Laner

Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Monograph No.10, Remembrances of The Pacific Electric Railway chronicles Harvey Laner’s first-person experiences riding the last days of the Pacific Electric’s Red Cars in Southern California. Then, it follows his participation in the rail car preservation activities following the demise of Southern California traction, culminating in his being one of the fourteen founders of the Orange Empire Railway Museum, todays Southern California Railway Museum.

This video brings the “Wanderlust” chapter of Harvey’s monograph to life by replacing the photos in the book with actual digitized movie footage he shot in and around Chicago and eastern US and Canadian cities that still had streetcars and interurbans operating in the mid-to-late1950s.

It includes:

  • Chicago, North Shore & Milwaukee
  • London & Port Stanley
  • Quebec Railway Light & Power
  • Johnstown Traction
  • Pittsburgh Railways
  • Philadelphia Suburban Transportation
  • and many more.

How to join our meeting:

  • On your computer’s internet browser, go to: (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 Tuesday, June 11, 2024. (Using international time, that’s at 02:30 UTC on Wednesday.)

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

Future Monthly Meeting Dates and Topics

June 11, 2024
Teen-Age Railfan “Wanderlust” 1955-1958

July 12, 2024
To be announced

August 13, 2024
To be announced