BEST RAILROAD MUSEUMS TO SEE THE TRAINS THAT BUILT L.A.
Best places to check out the iron giants that once ruled L.A. By @chrisnicholsla
- •Travel Town/Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum in Griffith ParkTravel 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.
- •Lomita Railroad MuseumSequestered on a suburban Lomita side street is a Victorian-style depot with a giant black locomotive.
- •Pacific Railroad SocietyPassenger travel ended here in1965, but the restored San Dimas depot shines.
- •Santa Fe Springs Heritage ParkHidden 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.
- •The Nethercutt CollectionFeatures 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.