Train Festival 2023

A Celebration of Past, Present and Future

Ticket Concourse, Waiting Room, North and South Patios, Railway Platforms

Saturday & Sunday, September 9th & 10th from 10 am to 6 pm

This is a FREE event for all ages. Tickets are not required!

All aboard! Grab your family and friends and join us at #TrainFestival2023 at @unionstationla September 9 and 10 to celebrate the past, present and future of train travel with activations and programs throughout the iconic Los Angeles landmark.

Railroad Equipment Tours & Displays
Model Train Displays
Architecture, Arts & Culture Tours and Docents
Food & Beverage Carts

In partnership with @metrolosangeles @amtrak and @metrolink, Train Festival invites guests of all ages to check out rail equipment on the tracks from various decades since the opening of the station, marvel at the rarest of model train exhibits and participate in tours about the history, restoration and art throughout the building.

Additional Information

Railroad Equipment Tours & Displays

Modal Train Displays

  • Group 160 NTRAK Club
  • Orange County Module Railroaders, Inc.
  • Southern California Traction Club
  • Southern California Z Scale Model Railroading Group

Architecture, Arts & Culture Tours / Docents

  • California Preservation Foundation & Doors Open California
  • Los Angeles Conservancy (docents)
  • Metro Art (docents)

Information Booths

  • Metro
  • Amtrak
  • Metrolink
  • LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency
  • California High-Speed Rail Authority
  • Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)
  • Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation (LARHF)
  • Los Angeles Union Station Historical Society
  • National Model Railroad Association (NMRA)
  • RailPAC (Track 15)


  • Train Festival 2023
    • Commemorative Pins & Posters
  • Union Station
    • T-Shirts
    • Ceramic Coffee Mugs
    • Cinch Bags
    • Collectable Pins
    • Coloring Books
    • Reusable Totes
    • Wooden Ornaments
    • And More!


  • Train Festival 2023 Commemorative TAP Card Giveaway*
  • While supplies last; limit one person.

Eateries, Light Bites & More

  • Good Times Ice Cream
  • Morales Fresh Fruit
  • Mr. Popcorn Man
  • Homebound Brew Haus Beer
  • Traxx Restaurant & Bar

Live Music

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