The railroad is built around the perimeter of the Travel Town Museum. The museum has an outstanding collection of significant locomotives and rolling stock from Southern California.Travel Town was developed in the 1950’s. For many years the City operated a narrow gauge railroad ride along the Los Angeles River and Zoo Drive. When the steam locomotive could no longer operate, they began operating a trolley car until it too wore out. In 1975 the City of Los Angeles contracted with Railroad Supply Corporation (RSC) to build a miniature train ride within the museum. A team of employees led by E. V. Gustavson designed and built the 16” gauge track in about a year. The City then gave RSC a contract to operate the train ride. RSC purchased a live steam train from Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch and operated it until the boiler rusted out on the locomotive. New non-steam locomotives were custom built to replace the steamer and to this day they pull the original Melody Ranch coaches.
For more information about our trains see the Our Trains page.
Griffith Park Travel Town Railroad Operating Hours:
Open every day at 10 am daily. For information about birthday party rentals at Travel Town contact the City Office at (323) 662-5874.
|Winter - Pacific Standard Time||Until 3:15 pm||Until 4:15 pm|
|Summer - Daylight Savings time||Until 3:15 pm||Until 4:45 pm|
|Train Ride Fare:||$ 2.75|
|Seniors (Over 65):||$ 2.25|
|Group (20 or more tickets):||$ 2.25 each|