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Take An Up Close Look at Train Travel at the 2nd Annual Union Station Summer Train Fest-July 14

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Free family event features rare collection of restored vintage train engines from 1940s, 50s and 60s

Los Angeles CA— On Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the public is invited to ride Metrolink to explore the magic of train travel at the Union Station Summer Train Festival with vintage train engines, Kids’ Zone, model trains, food trucks and live entertainment.
In addition to the vintage train displays, train enthusiasts can enjoy state-of-the-art 360° Virtual Reality stations featuring a selection of train themed experiences including a train ride through the Swiss Alps along with a variety of model railroad displays.
Train tours will include:

  • ZEPHYR SILVER FLEET: Three Budd-built stainless steel streamlined Zephyrs from the 1940s: Silver Lariat, Silver Rapids, Silver Solarium
  • THE UTAH: Vintage parlor café-lounge car from American Railway Explorer.
  • NATIONAL FORUM: 1956 Pullman sleeper car from the Pacific Railroad Society Inc.
  • METROLINK: Industry leading Tier 4 locomotive featuring a fuel-efficient engine that reduces emissions.
  • AMTRAK AND LOSSAN: Bi-level train cars alongside Pacific Surfliner cars.

An expanded Kids’ Zone will feature a Thomas the Tank Engine play area, Boy Scout Story Time, face painting, arts and crafts, and train themed games and entertainment throughout the day.
Vintage automobiles, L.A.’s premier food trucks and music from the city’s hottest DJs will keep the festivities “on track” while local vendors including Griffith Park Travel Town will offer model train supplies, toys and train merchandise. Additionally, California Operation Lifesaver will be on hand to provide train safety education and awareness.
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 Morlin Asset Management in partnership with Metrolink, Metro, Amtrak and Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo Rail (LOSSAN).
For more information about Summer Train Fest, visit unionstationla.com.
For additional details on Metrolink, please visit www.metrolinktrains.com.

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Take An Up Close Look at Train Travel at the 2nd Annual Union Station Summer Train Fest-July 14