Best places to check out the iron giants that once ruled L.A. By @chrisnicholsla
  1. Travel Town/Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum in Griffith Park
    Travel Town museum in Griffith Park is described as a "railroad petting zoo" -- nearby Live Steamers is a park fixture since 1956. Two great starting points before branching out into more obscure railway territory.
  2. Lomita Railroad Museum
    Sequestered on a suburban Lomita side street is a Victorian-style depot with a giant black locomotive.
  3. Pacific Railroad Society
    Passenger travel ended here in1965, but the restored San Dimas depot shines.
  4. Santa Fe Springs Heritage Park
    Hidden in an industrial area in Santa Fe Springs (Southeast L.A.) is a six acre garden, adobe ruins, an aviary, and Native American village. Features an original 84-ton AT&SF locomotive.
  5. The Nethercutt Collection
    Features luxury vehicles like the 1937 Royal Hudson and a 1912 Pullman Car that Heiress Clara Baldwin turned into a mahogany-paneled rolling hotel--including chandeliers.