Free family event features rare collection of restored vintage train engines from 1940s, 50s and 60s
LOS ANGELES – On Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the public is invited to ride Metrolink to explore the magic of train travel at the Union Station Summer Train Festival with vintage train engines, Kids’ Zone, model trains, food trucks and live entertainment.
In addition to the vintage train displays, train enthusiasts can 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.
An expanded Kids’ Zone will feature 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 will keep the festivities “on track” while local vendors including Griffith Park Travel Town will offer model train supplies, toys and train merchandise. Additionally, California Operation Lifesaver will be on hand to provide train safety education and awareness.
Take Metrolink, Amtrak or Metro bus or rail to the event and avoid the stress of driving and parking. Save money with Metrolink’s Weekend Day Pass, which allows unlimited rides throughout the system for $10 on either Saturdays or Sundays.
Union Station Summer Train Fest is hosted by Morlin Asset Management in partnership with Metrolink, Metro, Amtrak and Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo Rail (LOSSAN).
For more information about Summer Train Fest, visit unionstationla.com.
For more information about Metrolink, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com.
Metrolink is Southern California's regional commuter rail service in its 25th year of operation. Metrolink is governed by The Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint powers authority made up of an 11-member board representing the transportation commissions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Metrolink operates seven routes through a six-county, 538 route-mile network. Metrolink’s passengers travel approximately 441 million miles each year, making Metrolink the second busiest public transportation provider in Southern California. Metrolink is the third largest commuter rail agency in the United States based on directional route miles and the eighth largest based on annual ridership.