Monday, February 17, 2014

The Fairplex Garden Railroad

Last month Dave and I attended the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, CA.  This was now my third year attending with Dave.  That blog and the glory of photos will come later. This blog is to focus on my discovery at the Fairplex where the event is held.  I couldn't believe that I had passed up and walked past this amazing display for the past two years I've attended.  I'm talking about the Fairplex Garden Railroad which is possibly the coolest miniature railroad I have seen to date.  

At first sight, this area of the Fairplex looked like a gated garden.  After peeking over the gate I was surprised to see that it was miniature haven!  The garden was originally built in 1924 as an exhibit at the Los Angeles Fair.  The display continued to grow in size at exactly a half inch scale of the true sized objects it displays.  In 1935 it was moved to its current location.  It is operated and kept up by a very friendly staff of members of a local garden railroad club.  

I love the inside details as well!

The donut shop was however my absolute favorite display!

Cute little miniature graveyard.

Saloon with ladies ready and looking for "work".  

Just beautiful!!

The railroad is set up so that visitors may walk around the displays.

This classic car rail car was so appropriate for the days events.

After making Dave and his friend wait on my oohing, and ahhhing, and taking pictures of almost everything (it was so hard to decide on what pictures to share!), it was time to move on.  My interest in the railroad was not done however.  I found their website here showing their operating hours and a brief history......and....I came across this awesome video someone made of the railroad on youtube.

Make sure you check it out next time you visit the Fairplex.  I promise you will not be disappointed.  

Till' Next Time,



  1. This looks so cool! I am definitely adding it to our list of places to visit. I love miniatures!

    1. I had a feeling you might appreciate this as well ;)