RailGiants Train Museum
Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, California is home to the RailGiants Train Museum, which takes visitors back in time to the heyday of the American railroad.
Except in May, they are available to the public every other month from 10 am to 5 pm on the second Sunday of the month. There is plenty of parking here. We have a booth at the Los Angeles County Fair, which is open to the public for a fee every May.
Since its inception in 1921, the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society has served as the premier railroad historical society in the Americas. The goal of this organization is to encourage study and preservation of railroad history in all its forms. Our booth at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, California, is eagerly awaiting your visit. In the spring of 1953, a handful of railroad history buffs got together in someone’s living room to start planning the formation of this local chapter, and by June 5, 1953, they had succeeded.
The third Climax geared type locomotive was the initial addition to this display, which premiered in 1954. Sunkist Growers, Inc. graciously gave their donation. The collection of locomotives and rolling stock has grown by seven since then, with the addition of a Heavyweight Pullman Lounge, a Santa Fe wooden Caboose, a Refrigerator car, an AT&SF Horse Express car, and two track motor cars.
The former Santa Fe Depot in Arcadia, California serves as the museum’s nerve center. In the summer of 1969, the Society received this gift. Built in 1895, it once served as a landmark for the passing of the Santa Fe’s finest trains but has since been rendered unnecessary by the construction of the 210 Freeway. It was either going to be relocated or demolished, thus the decision was made to keep it standing as a historic Santa Fe Railway Station from the 19th century.
Volunteers from the community work hard at the museum to ensure that our displays are always in good condition for visitors. There is never a charge to enter the Museum; however, we do appreciate any donations you can make to help us keep our vintage train equipment in working order.