- Travel Town Museum
The Travel Town Museum is a
transport museumin Los Angeles, California.
Travel Town was dedicated on
December 14, 1952. The museum is open daily, except Christmasand 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 locomotivesand other rolling stockon 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] .
Their collection includes:
Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad(STE) No. 1, an American class 4-4-0steam locomotive
AT&SFNo. 664, a Consolidation class 2-8-0
*Camino-Placerville & Lake Tahoe #2, a three-truck
*Santa Maria Valley No. 1000, a
*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] .
* [http://www.cityofla.org/RAP/grifmet/tt/index.htm Travel Town Museum]
* [http://www.traveltown.org Travel Town Museum Foundation]
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