Welcome to the Orange Empire Railway Museum

The non-profit Orange Empire Railway Museum has been preserving Southern California’s railway history since 1956. Home to over 200 historic railway cars and locomotives from Los Angeles and the West, the museum’s 90-acre site in Perris, California is open to the public 363 days a year. Railway trains operate every weekend- come experience a day of family fun exploring the large grounds and riding the trains and trolleys that helped create the Southern California we know today. Check out our calendar for a listing of special events, including steam train operations. 

Museum News & Announcements

February 6, 2015 - 19:39
Photo by Jay P. Morgan
Bring friends and the entire family to celebrate the fantasy, history and ingenuity behind Steampunk on March 21 and 22 at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. The weekend features a Saturday evening concert by Steam Powered Giraffe. The band's mesh of mime and music is one of the many highlights of the two-day Iron Horse/Family Steampunk...
January 16, 2015 - 20:59
Train enthusiasts, history buffs and those wanting to learn about Southern California's railway history are welcome to attend Spring Railroadiana Swap Meet at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris. The event is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. March 7. Rain day March 14. The event is free for members.  The open-air fundraising event for the...

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OERM 2015 Calendar

OERM 2014 CalendarThe Orange Empire 2015 Calendar  is now available. Photographs of the Los Angeles Railway and the Pacific Electric Railway in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas enhance each month.. The price is $12.95 each plus sales tax and shipping. To order your calendar call 951-943-3020 or e-mail info@oerm.org for more information.