Save the Date! Los Angeles Union Station Trainfest 2023: A Celebration of Past, Present & Future

All aboard! Trainfest returns to Los Angeles Union Station to celebrate the past, present and future of train travel with activations and programs throughout the iconic Los Angeles landmark. Train enthusiasts of all ages are invited to see rail equipment on the tracks from various decades since the opening of the Station, marvel at the rarest of model train exhibits, participate in tours about the history, restoration and art throughout the building and experience other unique activities celebrating the legacy and future of Union Station and Southern California’s rail systems.

Los Angeles Union Station, in partnership with Metro, Amtrak, Metrolink and others soon to be announced, will bring Trainfest 2023 to life with events and programming to be enjoyed by commuters, industry professionals, train aficionados, historians and architecture enthusiasts alike – as well as fans of Union Station, families and the surrounding community.

It’s happening on Saturday and Sunday, September 9 & 10 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily: Ticket Concourse, Waiting Room, North and South Patios, Railway Platforms

For more information, visit unionstationla.com/happenings and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @unionstationla.

Categories: Transportation News

7 replies

  1. Any chance we’ll get to see the new CRRC subway cars at the train festival? Would love to get a peak before service starts!

    • Hi Kevin;

      Probably unlikely. Too soon. But we’ll try to get more pics and video out as they continue to test, inspect and prepare cars for service.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  2. How does my railroad club obtain exhibit table reservations for the Sept. Train Fest…phone number or email address?

    • Hi Tom and Bill —

      Lemme get the info from Union Station, which is actually organizing the event. Will post when I get the info.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

    • Hi Tom —

      Here’s the answer: Hello, thank you for your interest in participating in Los Angeles Union Station Trainfest 2023: A Celebration of Past, Present & Future. Please reach out to LAUStrainfesteventsteam@rcpmk.com for additional general information for exhibit inquiries to determine participation opportunities.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  3. Will there be any giveaways like brochures and other things happening at the event?

    • Hi Bill;

      Here’s the answer from Union Station: Hello, thank you for reaching out regarding Los Angeles Union Station Trainfest 2023: A Celebration of Past, Present & Future. As we work through production, we are developing giveaways, brochures and items to purchase at the event. For more information, please continue to visit unionstationla.com/happenings and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @unionstationla.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source