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Public Run Days

PLEASE NOTE: The Garden Railroad will be closed to the public in August to prepare for the L.A. County Fair. Please visit us every day during the event. Read more about the LACF.

Go to L.A. County Fair

L.A. County Fair

Excitement awaits you for the 2017 LACF! It’s a great time to visit the Fairplex Garden Railroad and see what’s new.

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Become a Volunteer

Join our team of volunteers and become part of the legacy of this world-renowned garden railroad.

The Garden Railroad will close the 2017 Los Angeles County Fair on Sunday, September 24 at 7 PM. Thank you to everyone who visited us during the LACF and please plan on coming back in 2018 for new and exciting changes!

We will resume our Public Run Days on November 12, please see our calendar for our upcoming events.

The Fairplex Garden Railroad

The oldest and possibly the largest garden railroad exhibit

First established in 1924 and moved to its present location in 1935, it was a unique example of craftsmanship utilizing hand-made replicas of real railroad operating equipment; much of which were built by local high school students. Examples of this equipment are on display in the present shop building located in the rear center of the Garden Railroad. Today, there is over 10,000 feet of operating track, double the amount in 1996, and over thirty sections with various operating equipment can be seen operating at any time, especially during the annual Los Angeles County Fair each September. The various trains and trolleys operate past several scenes depicting California history from the 1850s to present day, and wander through the mountains, over the lakes and streams, and through the gardens. The Fairplex Garden Railroad has been featured on Public Broadcasting System (PBS) television and in the hobby magazine Garden Railways, as well as many international publications in England and Europe.

Leadership Team

Rick Bremer

Coordinator

Jim Busch

Assistant Coordinator

John Collins

Mountain Operations

John Wagner

Scenes

Vince & Kathy Conway

Gardens

Garden Railroad News

USA Modern Tank Cars

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The FGRR Goes Green – Purchase Green!

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New For 2016: Seaside Corner

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Trestle Gets a Refresh

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