Union Station's Summer Train Festival. The exhibition features vintage trains from the '40s, '50s and '60s and illuminates the future of rail as well via rarely seen cars from Metrolink and Amtrak. There will be virtual reality stations to whisk you away on trains across the world and arts and crafts for the kids. If this sounds all too exhausting, fear not, there will be food trucks on hand rivaling the finest Pullman dinner car. For bragging rights, be among the first 1,000 guests to complete their event passport and receive a commemorative pin.
Californians may not fully appreciate public transit, but this doesn't mean you can't appreciate the majesty, raw power and pure economy of trains at