Beginning Monday, February 7, 2022 - Open During Regular Operating Hours: Waiting Room Kiosk
UNION STATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOS ANGELES RAILROAD HERITAGE FOUNDATION PRESENTS RIDING LA, A HISTORY OF PASSENGER SERVICE IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES
Travelers, commuters and train enthusiasts can enjoy Riding LA in Union Station’s historic Waiting Room, a distinctive new installation curated by the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation that delivers a comprehensive history of passenger services in the city of Angels.
Few transportation technologies affected the development of 19th century America like the railroad, and Angelenos were profoundly impacted by the development of passenger service in the region. Riding LA explores the evolution of these trains and their contribution to the growth of Los Angeles.
Located in one of the Station’s Art Deco kiosks, the pop-up installation will feature a stunning collection of historic images, some from respected rail photographers Donald Duke, Ralph Melching and Roger Titus, model trains and a wealth of historical information on passenger trains from Pacific Electric and LARy to the modern Los Angeles transit lines.
Riding LA can be viewed during the station’s regular operating hours from 4 a.m.-1 a.m. daily.
About Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation Founded in 1999 by Josef Lesser and Ron Gustafson, the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation (LARHF) preserves, shares and celebrates the history of railroading throughout Los Angeles and Southern California. For additional information, visit larhf.org.
Go Metro by taking the B Line (Red), D Line (Purple), J Line (Silver) and L Line (Gold) directly to Union Station L.A.
Photo Credit: Donald Duke Collection