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Take a journey through time at the Union Station Summer Train Festival

Friday July 7, 2017

The free family event features a rare collection of restored vintage train engines.

LOS ANGELES – Next Saturday, July 15, explore historic downtown Los Angeles at the Union Station Summer Train Festival with vintage train engines, Kids Zone, model trains, food trucks and live entertainment. 

Among the attractions are train engines from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, including the popular Santa Fe 3751 steam locomotive and an exclusive collection of train cars from Metrolink and Amtrak.

Local vendors including Skylight Books, Train Shack and California Operation Lifesaver will offer model train supplies, train-themed merchandise and train safety education and awareness throughout the event.

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 Metro in partnership with Metrolink and Amtrak. For more information, visit

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Metrolink is Southern California's regional commuter rail service in its 24th 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.