Travel Town, part 1

This past Sunday morning, I headed up the 5 freeway from northern Orange County toward Los Angeles. My spontaneous destinations for the day were Travel Town in Griffith Park, followed by the Cherry Blossom Festival at Descanso Gardens in La Canada (future article).

My last visit to Travel Town was a few decades ago when I chaperoned an elementary school field trip. I discovered then, that riding herd on several dozen boisterous kids at a place like Travel Town can easily cause a person to sign up for an extended vacation someplace very, very quiet. I’ll never erase the memory of two boys leaning way out the train engine window, intent on climbing up top, while the other chaperones were obliviously chatting up a storm. After grabbing my heart back into my chest, hollaring until the boys got back inside and my voice became raspy, I resolved to sign up on every future field trip! I figured that way at least one person would be watching the kids.Travel Town, part 1 (2)

Travel Town has endless photo opportunities, so of course I took hundreds. I therefore decided on more than one article; this one for the vehicles, trains next. If you’re in the Los Angeles area and get a chance, I recommend a visit to Travel Town. There’s no entry fee, you can take a picnic lunch and enjoy being surrounded by transportation history. ~SueBee (photos by SueBee)


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10 Comments on “Travel Town, part 1”

  1. Apr 09, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    I loved this gallery. Imagine the stories some of those cars could tell if they could speak!

    • Apr 09, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

      Thank you. Yes, I’m sure they have stories to tell!

  2. Mar 27, 2014 at 12:09 am #

    Your photo’s are wonderul…thank you

  3. Mar 26, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    Those were the days were car repair was effected by a sledgehammer.

  4. mk
    Mar 26, 2014 at 7:10 am #

    Very cool! Thanks Sue


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    […] the gardens. I visited Descanso just two weeks ago for the Cherry Blossom Festival, after touring Travel Town, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Such talented artists exhibiting; I’m in […]

  2. Cherry Blossoms | SueBee and Kat - Mar 30, 2014

    […] for the Cherry Blossom Festival last Sunday, after visiting Travel Town in Griffith Park (article 1, article 2). In all my years of Descanso visits (more than I can recall, having grown up in nearby […]

  3. Travel Town, part 2 | SueBee and Kat - Mar 29, 2014

    […] at Travel Town in Griffith Park. Last Sunday, I spent a few hours wandering around there. My previous article showcased the vehicles on display, while this one features many of the trains. It’s a fun […]

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