There are several great train rides in the Los Angeles Area.
With the help of our friends at Traintopia.com we have put together the definitive list of Los Angeles Train Rides. All of the trains listed are either in Los Angeles County or in nearby counties.
There is a great funicular in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. In fact you could even take a train (the subway to get there).
Griffith Park Trains
There are three train ride options in Griffith park.
The first train is within Travel Town (a free train museum).
The second train is at the Los Angeles Live Steamers.
The final train is Griffith Park & Southern Railroad.
Goleta has a train very close to the University Campus that is worth riding. There is also a small giftshop on site.
Theme Park Trains in Los Angeles
Disneyland- Disneyland has three "trains" worth riding. The first and most unique train would be their Monorail. The Disneyland Railroad is the second best choice. We also have to include the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad train.
Knott's Berry Farm- There are several trains at Knott's Berry Farm. The favorite train ride of ours at Knott's is the Calico Mine Train ride. The second favorite train is their actual train that goes around the park. The Golden Goose and the train in Camp Snoopy are also worth riding.
Six Flags Magic Mountains has a number of great coasters, but also has a small train ride and a funicular ride. We recommend going on the Funicular located right by the main Carousel.