Travel Town Museum


Travel Town Museum

The Travel Town Museum is a transport museum in Los Angeles, California.

Travel Town was dedicated on December 14, 1952. The museum is open daily, except Christmas and has free admission.

Located outdoors, in the expansive Griffith Park, the museum's primary collection focus is the history of railroad transportation in the western United States from 1880 to the 1930s, with a particular emphasis on Southern California and the Los Angeles area.

The museum has numerous steam locomotives and other rolling stock on display, and some currently undergoing restoration. Visitors are permitted to climb into the cabs of several steam locomotives as well as some passenger cars and cabooses.

A miniature train operates on the museum grounds. [http://www.cityofla.org/RAP/dos/parks/griffithPK/sorailroad.htm] .

Collection

Their collection includes:
*Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad (STE) No. 1, an American class 4-4-0 steam locomotive
*AT&SF No. 664, a Consolidation class 2-8-0
*Camino-Placerville & Lake Tahoe #2, a three-truck Shay locomotive
*Santa Maria Valley No. 1000, a 2-8-2 (Mikado class)
*California Western No. 56, Ex McCloud River No. 33, a Baldwin RS-12 Diesel locomotive
*Travel Town No. 1, Ex US Navy No. 56-00323, an EMD Model 40 Diesel locomotive

The Travel Town Museum's full locomotive roster can be seen [http://www.cityofla.org/RAP/grifmet/tt/roster_locomotive.htm here] .

External links

* [http://www.cityofla.org/RAP/grifmet/tt/index.htm Travel Town Museum]
* [http://www.traveltown.org Travel Town Museum Foundation]


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