Union Station sets Dreams in Motion with an up-close look at the magic of train travel at the 2nd Annual Union Station’s Summer Train Fest. The free family event features a rare collection of beautifully restored vintage train engines and cars from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s.
The festival also showcases the future of train travel with exclusive and rarely seen train cars from Metrolink and Amtrak.
In the historic Ticket Concourse, train enthusiasts can also enjoy state-of-the-art 360° Virtual Reality stations featuring a selection of train-themed experiences including a train ride through the Swiss Alps along with a variety of model railroad displays and special tutorials from the Los Angeles Model Railroad Society, High Desert Modular Model Railroad Club (HDMMRC), the Del Oro Pacific Large Scale Modular Railroaders, and SoCal’s top private model railroad collectors.
An expanded Kids’ Zone features a Thomas the Tank Engine play area, Boy Scout Story Time, face painting, arts and crafts, and train-themed games and entertainment throughout the day.
Vintage automobiles, L.A.’s premier food trucks and music from the city’s hottest DJs. keep the festivities “on track”, while local vendors including Griffith Park Travel Town offer model train supplies, toys and train merchandise. Additionally, California Operation Lifesaver is on hand to provide train-safety education and awareness.
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 receive a commemorative Summer Train Fest pin.
Visit Eventbrite to register for the free event.