RailGiants Train Museum

RailGiants Train Museum The official page of the RailGiants Train Museum operated by the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society Southern California Chapter
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Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving from all of us at RailGiants.
11/26/2020

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving from all of us at RailGiants.

One year ago today we held our 4014 excursion. This journey was the culmination of a dream that one day #up4014 would on...
10/12/2020

One year ago today we held our 4014 excursion. This journey was the culmination of a dream that one day #up4014 would once again operate for the enjoyment of all. We can not thank @uprr enough for making this happen and to all of you who really made this two day excursion something special. Take a track down memory lane with these photos and check out our 1 year excursion anniversary video on our Youtube channel link below. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCatL1Zv7CWlC1xZKOJHj_fA #trains#locomotive#excursion#unionpacificrailroad #bigboy#railgiants#steam#history #preservation

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded a @uprr Community Ties grant in the amount of $10,000. This grant wil...
08/05/2020

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded a @uprr Community Ties grant in the amount of $10,000. This grant will help recoup the costs associated with the transportation and help towards the restoration of the caboose. We want to thank @uprr for their commitment to the communities they serve. Stay safe and we cant wait to see you all again. #railgiants #trains #locomotive #caboose #restoration #union pacific

We are still closed until further notice. Please consider visiting our website and making a donation as very little bit ...
06/10/2020

We are still closed until further notice. Please consider visiting our website and making a donation as very little bit helps us get through these challenging times. We look forward to the day we are open again. #railgiants #trains #locomotive #steam #diesel #railroad #museum

At the end of #nationalvolunteermonth we want to give a big thank you to our chairman Rob Shatsnider. Rob has chaired th...
04/29/2020

At the end of #nationalvolunteermonth we want to give a big thank you to our chairman Rob Shatsnider. Rob has chaired the board of directors since 2012 and has presided over many historic milestones for the chapter and museum. But Rob does more than just lead, he is the go to electrician for everything that uses power at the museum and is also pretty good at wielding a paint brush. Thank you Rob for all that you do!!! #railgiants #trains #volunteer #steam #diesel #preservation #restoration #railroad @ RailGiants Train Museum

Allen and Leona Kershaw are a husband and wife volunteer super team. Allen serves on the museum board of directors while...
04/21/2020

Allen and Leona Kershaw are a husband and wife volunteer super team. Allen serves on the museum board of directors while Leona serves on the chapters financial committee. Together they are in charge of the educational signage found around the museum and have been actively involved in educational outreach with the community. Both also dont mind getting there hands dirty and have been huge helps on the restoration projects. Thank you both for everything you do! #nationalvolunteermonth #volunteer #railgiants #train #locomotive #restoration #education #preservation @ RailGiants Train Museum

Next on our member spotlight is Vice Chairman Paul Guercio. Paul has been a member of the museum for over 30 years. Over...
04/17/2020

Next on our member spotlight is Vice Chairman Paul Guercio. Paul has been a member of the museum for over 30 years. Over that time Paul was central to the maintenance and upkeep of #up4014. Today Pauls leads several restoration jobs and helps out with any projects around the museum. Thank you Paul for all that you do. #nationalvolunteermonth #railgiants#4014 #steam #railroad #preservation #restoration #trains #volunteer @ RailGiants Train Museum

Volunteers make the work at RailGiants happen. We want to highlight member Rick Brown for all that he does. Rick is busy...
04/15/2020

Volunteers make the work at RailGiants happen. We want to highlight member Rick Brown for all that he does. Rick is busy all over the museum he not only serves on the board of Directors but is also in charge of all restoration projects at the museum. You can find Rick putting his skills to great use all over the museum. Thank you for all you do. #nationalvolunteermonth #railgiants #volunteer #trains #railroad #preservation #restoration @ RailGiants Train Museum

We cant wait to get back to our restoration projects. Hope you can come out and check out the work.  Check our website f...
04/06/2020

We cant wait to get back to our restoration projects. Hope you can come out and check out the work. Check our website for updates when RailGiants will be open again. Stay safe. #restoration #trains#steam#preservation #history #railroad #atsf #locomotive #railgiants #stay safe @ RailGiants Train Museum

Old photos of an old friend. @uprr 4014 is seen here on route to the museum in 1961. 4014 would spend 52 years with us p...
04/02/2020

Old photos of an old friend. @uprr 4014 is seen here on route to the museum in 1961. 4014 would spend 52 years with us prior to being restored to operation. #bigboy4014 #trains #locomotive #steam #4014 #restoration #railroad #railgiants #

Lets take a look at the diesels of Railgiants doing what they do best, pulling freight. And no the MoPac unit isnt an er...
03/30/2020

Lets take a look at the diesels of Railgiants doing what they do best, pulling freight. And no the MoPac unit isnt an error that is UP 3105 when the unit was part of the Missouri Pacific prior to the railroads being acquired by UP. Stay safe and enjoy. #railgiants #diesel #train #locomotive #mopac#history #railroad @ RailGiants Train Museum

From our archives. Did you know that big 4-10-2 SP 5021 was restored and operated at #railgiants during the early 60’s? ...
03/29/2020

From our archives. Did you know that big 4-10-2 SP 5021 was restored and operated at #railgiants during the early 60’s? The locomotive, shown under power in this photo, operated back and forth on museum trackage. #steam#southernpacific#train#locomotive#restoration#railroaad

Say hello to our newest acquisition, former Union Pacific caboose number 25392. For many years this steel caboose was on...
03/17/2020

Say hello to our newest acquisition, former Union Pacific caboose number 25392. For many years this steel caboose was on display at a park in Montclair, California until it was moved to a new display location next to interstate 10 on Monte Vista Avenue in 2004. Thanks to a planned lane widening project that is about to begin, the caboose was once again in need of a new location to be displayed. One of our members spoke to the Montclair city council, and now the caboose has found a new permanent home here at our museum. These photos were taken by Railgiants volunteer Dave Dodds.

Because of recent government requests to limit public gatherings, RailGiants Train Museum will be closed on the March 14...
03/13/2020

Because of recent government requests to limit public gatherings, RailGiants Train Museum will be closed on the March 14th and 15th weekend as well as the April 11th and 12th weekend. The Los Angeles County Fairgrounds/Fairplex will be closed for the remainder of March and all of April 2020.

We apologize for any inconvenience and changes to your weekend plans this may cause. We hope you, your family, and your friends remain healthy.

Our members are hard at work at the STEA2M Fair event, come stop by and see how a model steam engine works and it's appl...
03/07/2020

Our members are hard at work at the STEA2M Fair event, come stop by and see how a model steam engine works and it's applications in the real world in the form of computer simulations and detailed interactive models! #stea2mfair2020 #railgiants #steam #steamtrain #fairplex @ Fairplex

Our Night Photoshoot is less than a week away (Saturday, October 26th) and tickets are still available! Don't miss out o...
10/20/2019

Our Night Photoshoot is less than a week away (Saturday, October 26th) and tickets are still available! Don't miss out on this exciting event, get your ticket now on our website at
http://railgiants.org/night-photography.htm

Photos by Shelley Hunter.

On behalf of Rail Giants, we'd like to thank all of our dedicated staff for making this trip possible. From our voluntee...
10/13/2019

On behalf of Rail Giants, we'd like to thank all of our dedicated staff for making this trip possible. From our volunteers, Union Pacific, onboard EMTs, to Ashley Catering services, thank you all for making this such a memorable trip! @uprr @ashley_catering #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr

It was fantastic to see so many people with cameras and smiling faces! All weekend we've been welcomed by large, happy c...
10/13/2019

It was fantastic to see so many people with cameras and smiling faces! All weekend we've been welcomed by large, happy crowds everywhere we go. @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr

Though our jouney is nearly finished as Big Boy 4014 backs into West Colton yard, we will always have fond memories to l...
10/13/2019

Though our jouney is nearly finished as Big Boy 4014 backs into West Colton yard, we will always have fond memories to look back on. @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr @ Colton, California

10/13/2019

Lytle Creek creates an incredible view of Big Boy 4014 as it decends into the community of Rialto. @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr

Big Boy 4014 beginning its scenic descent of Cajon Pass, the gateway to the Los Angeles Basin and the last stretch into ...
10/13/2019

Big Boy 4014 beginning its scenic descent of Cajon Pass, the gateway to the Los Angeles Basin and the last stretch into West Colton. @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr @ Cajon, California

10/13/2019

As Big Boy 4014 backs in to pick up passengers, railfans of all ages and backgrounds eagerly watch and wave. We'd like to thank @virtualrailfan for broadcasting our arrivals and departures at Barstow on their live webcams for those who were unable to make it in person. @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr

10/13/2019

Big Boy 4014 gets greeted by a fantastic crowd as it passes Barstow station. The train will back up to the depot and board passengers shortly. @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr

Big Boy 4014 is now departing Yermo on its way to pick up passengers in Barstow. @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgian...
10/13/2019

Big Boy 4014 is now departing Yermo on its way to pick up passengers in Barstow. @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr

The sun rises over the Big Boy 4014 and its train as volunteers and @uprr staff get the train ready for its return trip ...
10/13/2019

The sun rises over the Big Boy 4014 and its train as volunteers and @uprr staff get the train ready for its return trip to West Colton. @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr @ Yermo, California

Big Boy 4014 pauses at Yermo for more than her 15 minutes of fame. Today begins the charge back over Cajon Pass to West ...
10/13/2019

Big Boy 4014 pauses at Yermo for more than her 15 minutes of fame. Today begins the charge back over Cajon Pass to West Colton. @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr

Passengers enjoy a smooth ride aboard Streamliner era chair cars and dome coaches as Big Boy 4014 races across the deser...
10/12/2019

Passengers enjoy a smooth ride aboard Streamliner era chair cars and dome coaches as Big Boy 4014 races across the desert. @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr

Volunteers cater to passengers as Big Boy 4014 leads the train over the Cajon Pass and into the Mojave Desert. @uprr #st...
10/12/2019

Volunteers cater to passengers as Big Boy 4014 leads the train over the Cajon Pass and into the Mojave Desert. @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr

Big Boy 4014 decends the east side of Cajon Pass, heading toward its servicing stop in Victorville. @uprr #steamtrain #b...
10/12/2019

Big Boy 4014 decends the east side of Cajon Pass, heading toward its servicing stop in Victorville. @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr

10/12/2019

Big Boy 4014 negotiating Sullivan's Curve enroute to Barstow. @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr

Thank you all for the waves and well wishes! @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steaml...
10/12/2019

Thank you all for the waves and well wishes! @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr

Departing West Colton, the Big Boy 4014 crosses Interstate 10 and begins its charge up Cajon Pass.
10/12/2019

Departing West Colton, the Big Boy 4014 crosses Interstate 10 and begins its charge up Cajon Pass.

Big Boy 4014 is now departing West Colton for Barstow! @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigb...
10/12/2019

Big Boy 4014 is now departing West Colton for Barstow! @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr

Passengers take photos of Big Boy 4014 before boarding the train. @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteam...
10/12/2019

Passengers take photos of Big Boy 4014 before boarding the train. @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr

10/12/2019

Crowds of passengers take photos as the engineer blows the Big Boy 4014's whistle for everyone's amusement. @uprr #steamtrain #bigboy4014 #railgiants #bigboysteamdream #bigboy #steamlocomotive #unionpacific #uprr

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1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA
91768

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The RailGiants Train Museum operated by the RLHS So Cal Chapter strives to educate about railroad history through the preservation of historical railroad equipment. Open the second weekend of the month from 10-5 and all during the Los Angeles County Fair

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I haven't finished the mural yet of the 3450, but I'd like to share my progress.
Here ya go Mark, your favorite train
Big Boy, Backing in to Barstow.
Outside of Victorville heading to Barstow.
Here's the train arriving at Victorville. What a crowd!
Will Saturday be added to the display days in Bloomington, CA? My son is still in school but really wants to view the engine and take pictures but the only display days/ hours are Thurs & Fri when school is in session.
This is at your Instagram page! Where's the link to purchase tickets???
My father is into trains and took us to see trains when we were kids. He'd give a crash course of history on trains. I want to sure that experience, not with just my kids but everyone.
Sorry to ask you a question and I know the main website updated that 4014 moved under it's own power, but when you're going to edit and update the text on this link?
Union Pacific SD40-2 #3105 sits with a sister SD40-2 while taking a break from hump duties at the Alton and Southern Gateway Yard in East St. Louis, IL. This image was taken from the North Hump Tower in 2006.
Found some old SP Blueprints from the 1940's in the estate of an Engineer...any thoughts?