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ATTENTION: Schedule Change


Due to Mothers Day being on May 8,
the May public run day has been moved to the 15th.

Thank you to everyone who visited us during the 2015 LA County Fair.

Open during the 2016 L.A. County fair, September 2-25 From 12-8 PM
Closed in October, November 13, December 11.
Hours for Public Run Days are 11 AM to 4 PM except as noted.

Fairplex Garden Railroad


The Fairplex Garden Railroad

Upcoming at FGRR:

  • May 15
  • Public Run / Family Day 11am - 4 pm

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The oldest and possibly the largest miniature railroad

The Fairplex Garden Railroad is considered the oldest and possibly the largest miniature railroad of its kind in the United States and possibly the world. The railroad began as a special static exhibit for the third Los Angeles Fair in 1924. Sky View It soon became a small, hand built, operating miniature train, in true 1/2 inch scale. The small railroad continued to grow and in 1935, moved out of the Fair's tent to its present 100X300-foot outdoor location where it remains today. Water TowerIn May of 1997, with the help of members of a local garden railroad club, the original 1/2 inch scale was replaced with what is referred to today as G gauge in the hobby of model railroading, and renovation of the miniature railroad began.

FGRR in the news

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune covered the dedication of the new Pomona Masonic Lodge Replica at the Garden Railroad: Masonic Lodge Replica Dedication

The Daily News published a very nice article with the Garden Railroad on the front cover and an inside story as well. This article can be found at : Fairplex Garden Railroad at the L.A. County Fair

Additional links to a large photo collection and video are:
Photos: L.A. County Fair: Fairplex Garden Railroad
Video: L.A. County Fair: Fairplex Garden Railroad at the L.A. County Fair

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