Last week I decided to make a trip to the Travel Town Museum at Griffith Park in Glendale. It’s a museum that displays some classic railroad trains and has a lot of exhibits that educates people about such an important part of United States railroad history. And on top of having such a great exhibit, admission to the museum is free!
One of the first things to see upon entering the museum is this old Railway Horse Car. Even though it’s beaten and run down, it’s really cool that it’s still standing and on display. It shows history and that it’s been through a lot. I wonder what kind of stories this car could tell if it could talk.
This is one of the many classic trains on display. As the name indicates, this particular train traveled along the Santa Maria Valley Railroad, a railroad which has been in operation since 1911.
This is a car named after Charles Atkins, the man who helped create Travel Town back in 1952.
This is a car that once ran over the Union Pacific Railroad. The Union Pacific is a company that has been in the railroad business since 1862. The company started when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railroad Act.
This is a Red Car that ran along the Pacific Electric Railway. This railway started operation in 1895.
This is the miniature train ride that runs along the Travel Town Railroad. It goes around the entire museum. This is one of many miniature train rides that run the railways at Griffith Park. I believe this particular locomotive is called The Courage.