Union Station’s Summer Train Fest will set “Dreams in Motion” with an up-close look at the magic of train travel on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free, family-friendly event will feature a collection of rare, beautifully restored vintage train engines and cars from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, including:
- Zephyr Fleet: Silver Lariat and Silver Solarium, two classic Budd-built stainless streamlined Zephyrs from the 1940s.
- Redwood Empire: 1923 Pullman business car, Santa Fe No. 33, with original Mission Revival interior.
- The Utah: vintage parlor café-lounge car from American Railway Explorer.
Train enthusiasts can also enjoy 360º virtual reality stations, special tutorials from the Los Angeles Model Railroad Society, and more. Metrolink and California High-Speed Rail will offer an interactive glance into the high-tech future of train travel. An expanded Kids’ Zone will feature a Thomas the Tank Engine play area, Boy Scout story time, face painting and other fun activities.
Check in at the Union Station Information Booth for a festival map and free Event Passport. The first 1,000 guests to complete the passport will receive a commemorative Summer Train Fest pin.
Union Station’s Summer Train Fest is hosted by Metro in partnership with Metrolink, Amtrak and LOSSAN. For more info visit unionstationla.com.
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[…] Saturday 7/14 – This summer, L.A.’s iconic downtown venue will set “Dreams in Motion” with an up-close look at the magic of train travel at Union Station’s Summer Train Fest. The free family event will feature a rare collection of beautifully restored vintage train engines and cars from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. throughout Union Station. For more information, visit the event page at Metro. […]
The Los Angeles Union Station Historical Society will also be featured at the Summer Train Festival. Our multi-table exhibit will highlight many original Union Station historic artifacts from our collection including: vintage souvenirs, uniform regalia, brochures, postcards and Fred Harvey House objects as well as movie mementoes from the many films shot on location at Union Station. Check out our website: http://www.launionstationpreservation.org