Explore the Historic Travel Town Museum

About 5 month(s) ago by Ayres Hotels

Travel Town Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich railroad heritage in Los Angeles. Founded in 1952, this unique museum gives visitors the chance to see transportation vehicles from across the decades. Each week, hundreds of visitors come to Travel Town to learn about the impressive displays and the development of transportation in Los Angeles.

Some of the museum’s most iconic vehicles include a 44-passenger streetcar donated by the Los Angeles Transit Lines, an historic 76-year-old draw, a 50-year-old kerosene tank wagon, a colorful old circus wagon, and a one-horse shay.

Train rides are also available for guests of all ages. There are a wide variety of locomotive trains in service that operate at various railroads.

· Operating at Griffith Park and Southern Railroad are:

o The Colonel Griffith: 2-8-0 Locomotive

o The Freedom Train: A Streamliner

o The Stanley Diamond

o Five Seat Steel Coaches

o Sex Seat Wood Gondolas

· Operating at Travel Town Railroad are:

o The Courage: 2-6-0 Mogul

o The 1986: Diesel Switcher

o Pullman Style: Six Seat Coaches

For those interested in volunteering, Travel Town has many restoration projects and educational outreach programs that rely on the generosity of volunteers. Volunteer work ranges from working on gardens to restoring locomotive and passenger cars. Regardless of your age or skill level, Travel Town will find a volunteer opportunity that is perfect for you.

The museum is located in Griffith Park and is open to the public daily, free of charge, from 10am to 4pm on weekdays and from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Field trips and groups tours are available, just be sure to book your appointment by calling 323-668-0104 ext. 12. For visitors that are not local to the area, accommodation is available at the beautiful and nearby Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach.
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