With Flags a waving--Come, Climb Aboard!

Once again, its time to join us for a day of patriotic celebration as we "SALUTE OUR TROOPS" and "HONOR OLD GLORY!"



Reserve your space now!



Los Angeles/Orange County to San Diego and return or

San Diego to Los Angeles and return

June 14, 2014 - $129.00 per person




Although the "Flag Day Troop Train" will be honoring some of our most recent war veterans just home from Iraq, we will still be "traveling back in time to the 40s" ... like our Pearl Harbor Day Troop Train ... to a slower, gentler time aboard our vintage railcars ... celebrating America, our flag and our freedoms! The Troop Train (TM) is a real live train journey with vintage private railcars hooked up to a regularly scheduled Amtrak train.





Since 1776, there have been those heroic Americans, willing to face tyranny in order to preserve freedom. Today, that tradition continues. These unyielding defenders of freedom are to be forever recognized for their selfless courage, bravery, and determination to eradicate those who would do our nation harm.

Just as their Fathers and Grandfathers before them, they have proudly proclaimed their allegiance to America by swearing to defend her with their lives, if necessary, so we at home can retain our precious liberties. They carry on those rich military traditions, established through the sacrifices of the many generations before them. Duty, Honor, Country! They recognize all too well their obligation. Anything less would be to reject all those who have previously served, fought, and died in the defense of freedom.

Once again, America’s uniformed troops are in harms way as they defend individual self-rule. Now, it’s our turn to recognize them, and the flag they serve.


Join us as we Salute our Guests of Honor and Old Glory

Throughout America’s colorful history, the “Stars and Strips” have symbolized Liberty throughout the land. We invite you to get on board for a flag waving good time, as we meet America’s best-- The brave men and women of our Armed Forces who serve under that symbol of freedom. We have invited several members of our armed forces who have recently returned from overseas. This is your opportunity to honor these young patriots; to hear their personal stories of success, to ask them questions, and to thank them for their service.






Our Authentically uniformed staff await your arrival. The Porter is at your service, while our waiters tempt your taste-buds with mouth-watering hors d'oeuvres, scrumptious snacks, "vintage offerings," and old fashioned beverages. These delicious, fresh morsels are expertly prepared by our own on board chef.







Our Stewardess/Nurse, Miss Emma Harrington is on duty, ready to assist the elderly, heat baby bottles, announce wayside points of interest, and possibly ... provide a few moments of baby sitting to those young mothers traveling alone during these perilous times.


Behind the beautiful, quarter-circle bar, stands our bartender, ready to dispense aromatic coffee, assorted teas, a variety of juices, and old-fashioned sodas.

And last but not least, is our courageous and courteous Conductor, Bill Hatrick, who faithfully executes the affairs of rail travel aboard our wonderful pocket streamliner, the Flag Day Troop Train. (TM)

Our stalwart barber, extraordinaire, Earl Nickels, clips away in his first-class, railroad barbershop. The only operational example remaining in the world today. He is fearless while exercising the tonsorial arts, with train speeds up to 90 MPH!





Trip Highlights:

  • Relive the 1940s streamliner travel era.

  • Purchase coffee for only five cents and a premium soda for only two bits!
  • Good old fashioned bunting, flags and celebrating.
  • Listen to "Iraqi Freedom" Veterans as they share wartime experiences.
  • Visit with W.W. II Re-enactors in period civilian attire and military uniforms.

  • Enjoy Big Band music and old radio shows.

  • See WW II propaganda posters.

  • Enjoy some delicious foods from the War Years.

  • Preserve this memory with a keepsake photo. (additional cost)

  • Enjoy a fresh haircut aboard the last operating railroad barbershop car (additional cost)
  • Have an old fashioned, flag-waving, good time.
  • Prize for ticketed passenger wearing the best 1940s costume.
    Sorry-- Reenactors - not eligible.
    ~HIGHLIGHTS subject to change~


The only thing missing from our "time travel" are the long gone orange groves outside the windows of our speeding troop train! Bring the entire family, and climb aboard for our annual,
"Flag Day Troop Train" (TM) Excursion



And lest we forget ... those brave souls who helped pave the way for the freedom we enjoy today ... every December we honor those who were present on that "day of Infamy" at Pearl Harbor with our Pearl Harbor Day Troop Train (TM) ... please consider joining us as we honor,... possibly for the last time (as these men and women are now in their golden years) members of the armed services who were eye witnesses to America's entry into W.W.II!
Sign up today, as space is limited.





Schedule & Fare Information

Regular Fare: $129.00 per person Roundtrip

*Child Fare (12 and under) half fare: $64.50

Schedule Options:

Los Angeles to San Diego and return
Southbound passengers have a choice of two options:
Morning Turn (please note the "orange" schedule when you click on the "schedule" link below)
Evening Turn (please note the "violet" schedule when you click on the "schedule" link below)

There is one more option for southbound passengers, the "Day in San Diego" run (please note the "sky blue" schedule when you click on the "schedule" link below)


San Diego to Los Angeles and return
Northbound passengers can enjoy a nice "Mid Day in Los Angeles" schedule. FARE: $129.00, Child: $64.50
(please note the brown schedule when you click on schedule)

Click here for schedule

Passengers may board at any regular Amtrak station.

Space is limited. We encourage booking reservations early.



*Child Fare is 12 years of age and under. This "vintage travel experience" is not recommended for those under 5)

You may board at any regular Amtrak station along the line ... sorry, it's not possible to adjust the fare.






Please make checks payable to:

LARail.com, Inc.

2054 Halladay Street

Santa Ana, CA 92707-2904


Or phone in your credit card order.

(714) 546 6923

Our cancellation policy:

A full refund is given if canceled for any reason 96 hours prior to your ride. If you have to cancel within 96 hours before departure, you may transfer your ticket to someone else without penalty or re-book to another trip with a $25.00 per ticket reschedule fee. Cancellations outside this policy and no-shows are not refunded. Train runs rain or shine.


The train runs rain or shine.

Click here for a photo album from past trips

“God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it” —

  Daniel Webster

Hurrah for the

Red, White, and Blue!





I am very grateful to Mr. Bill Lewis, Untied States Navy, (Retired) who has tirelessly provided immeasurable help in many facets of our "Troop Train" (TM) operations. As producer of onboard festivities, he has made our trips both educational and entertaining as we strive to recognize the contributions of our past and present servicemen and women of the United States Armed Services. If you are a Southern California, Orange County resident, you might be interested in his services as a special events/holiday decorating producer ... please see information below.



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