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Kiddie Train Rides

Travel Town Museum
Located in Griffith Park, Travel Town, the Los Angeles City Recreation and Park Department’s unique display of vehicles representing many modes and eras of conveyances, is visited each week by hundreds of youngsters and adults who are interested in the development of transportation. Located at 5200 Hollingsworth Drive, Los Angeles.

Griffith Park Train Rides
The Griffith Park & Southern Railroad first opened for business in 1948. It has operated continuously, except for a few years in the 1950's, ever since. The trains are 1/4th and 1/3rd scale models of actual locomotives and passenger cars.

Los Angeles Live Steamers
The Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum (LALSRM) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation that was founded in 1956. It was started by train enthusiasts for the purpose of educating people in railroad history and lore and also to further the avocation of live steam, gas-mechanical and electronic railroad technology. They operate 7½" gauge model trains for the general public to ride from 11 am - 3 pm every Sunday (weather permitting). except for the Sunday before Memorial Day and the first Sunday in October. The gate is open from 10:45 am to 3 pm. Train rides begin at 11 am. They also have extensive layouts for 4¾" and 3½" gauge model trains. Located adjacent to the Travel Town Museum is a local club devoted to the preservation of locomotives through scale models. Free public rides are offered by the club on their live steam scale model trains. 5202 Zoo Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 661-8958.

Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn
Walt Disney's Carolwood barn, a museum dedicated to Walt's love of trains, sits just down the road from the Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park within the Live Steamers Museum.  The barn was the centerpiece of the Carolwood Pacific, Walt's backyard miniature railroad layout.  Some say this barn is the birthplace of Walt Disney's Imagineering, as all original plans for Disneyland, even in the early phases, always had a train track circling the park.  There is a video exhibit and other exhibits in the barn.  The Barn is open the third Sunday of each month from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, weather permitting. Admission and parking are free. 5202 Zoo Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 661-8958.

Filmore & Western Railway Company
They provide movie work, limited passenger trips to regularly scheduled daytime passenger excursions and Saturday Night Dinner Trains. The Lunch train is called the Murder Express Lunch and the dinner train themes vary from Murder Mystery, Train Robbery, Dinner with Santa, Halloween and Mothers Day. The most popular with the kids is Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine.

See also:
Intercity Trains
Kiddie Train Rides
Railroad History
Roller Coasters
Train Rides