Route 66 Railway Day!

Route 66 & The Santa Fe Railway


Celebrating Historic Congruence of Route 66 and the Santa Fe Railway in California. A great, family-friendly, multi-site event inspired by Elrond Lawrence’s marvelous book “Route 66 Railway”


You can choose from three great opportunities or you can combine them together for a whole day of fun and exploration. Altough this event is free, we must have a headcount in order to reserve space at Union Station, on board the train and at the Santa Fe Depot in San Bernardino.


OPTION 1 – Enjoy a brief presentation by the author focused on Union Station history and significance with tours of the station:

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Address: 800 N. Alameda, Los Angeles, CA 90012

OPTION 2 – Enjoy the presentation at Union Station, then board the train to San Bernardino. Note, you will have to purchase your train ticket on the Metrolink website. Reservations here on Eventbrite WILL NOT GET YOU A TRAIN TICKET!! However, it is important to register so we can give a headcount to Metrolink.

OPTION 3 – Enjoy a separate presentation by the author at the Santa Fe Depot in San Bernardino, with a book signing and docented tours of the depot and museum.

Time: 2pm to 4:30 pm

Address: 1170 W 3rd St, San Bernardino, CA 92410

Enjoy presentations and tours at both sites, get food to go at Union Station and board the Metrolink train to San Bernardino for the afternoon event. Author commentary on his book Route 66 Railway will continue on the trip to Santa Fe Depot.

Travel Tips for Railway Day

Metro Rail Passes – Round trip Metrolink day passes are only $10 per person, whether you start from and return to the Santa Fe Depot in San Bernardino or you start at and return to Union Station in L.A.

Food & Beverage – Union Station has a variety of inexpensive food vendors that offer snacks, sandwiches, beverages, etc. If you are going to the Santa Fe Depot event, you can take it with you for the Metrolink trip to San Bernardino.

Final event details, an updated Metrolink schedule, and specific gathering locations will be available on on or before May 1.

Route 66 Railway Day Hosts

California Historic Route 66 Association

California Historic Route 66 Association, a California non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and enjoyment of America’s Main Street.

Elrond Lawrence

Mr Lawrence is a writer, photographer, and PR consultant with a passion for railroads,vintage highways and historic towns. He manages the social media and communications for the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation, and produces freelance writing and photography projects.

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