RailGiants Train Museum Hours
RailGiants Train Museum is open on the second full weekend of each month, from approximately 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. RailGiants is located on the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona. During open days at RailGiants, visitors can walk around all locomotives and railcars and buy train souvenirs in our Depot Gift Shop. 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 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 Mother's Day or Easter, the museum will be closed on that Sunday. Check the Event Schedule page on our website for the most up to date schedule.
If you need to make arrangements to see the museum on a day when we are not normally open, or for filming information, please send us a message on our "Contact Us" page, or leave a message at the Museum Depot on 909-623-0190.
Los Angeles County Fair
The County Fair is held for 24 days, starting Labor Day weekend: last Friday in August thru the month of September. During the fair, RailGiants Train Museum is part of the County Fair and is open on every day of the fair. However, entry to RailGiants requires purchasing admission to the Fair.
Check the Fair's website for complete information regarding fair dates, times, parking, and costs.
Join us monthly for updates, programs and visiting with your fellow members. Meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm, except during the summer months. For the most up-to-date information about our meeting's schedule and topics please refer to our Event Schedule page, or our monthly newsletter, the Observation Platform (O.P.). Any questions, comments, or suggestions about our meeting? Sent us a message on our Contact Us page.
Our meetings are held in The Cowan’s Room, St. Edmund's Church in San Marino, near Huntington Drive and San Gabriel Boulevard.
Throughout the year, we educate and entertain our members, the rail-fan community, and anyone who is rail-curious about railroad history, rail transportation of today, and the plans for the future. Admission is free
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 – Rail Meeting 7:30pm
St. Edmund's Church – Cowan’s Room
1175 San Gabriel Blvd
San Marino CA
The Tennessee Valley Railroad, as told by Ken Frazer
Presented by Loren Martens
Tuesday night, member Loren Martens will show a DVD about The Tennessee Valley Railroad, produced by Ken Frazer. The Tennessee Valley Railroad and Museum operates rail excursion trips with its own steam locomotives in the Chattanooga area. Tennessee Valley owns almost a dozen historic steam and diesel locomotives. When Ken was a member of our organization, he performed a lot of volunteer work on our Union Pacific #6915 Centennial diesel locomotive.
From Interstate 210:
Take the San Gabriel Boulevard/Sierra Madre Boulevard exit. Go south (away from the mountains). The church is just over a mile south of the freeway on the right-hand side, just before Huntington Drive.
From Interstate 10:
Take the San Gabriel Boulevard Exit. Go north (towards the mountains). The church is 4 miles north of the freeway. Cross Huntington Drive and turn left into the parking lots.
The Cowan's Room is in a smaller building behind the main church and chapel buildings from the San Gabriel Blvd side.
2013 Meeting Topics
The Tennessee Valley Railroad
SoCal Passenger Trains on the eve of Amtrak