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

March 31, 2015 - 05:51
You're invited to a family celebration of Southern California's railway heritage on Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris. The annual Spring Rail Festival will offer families and rail enthusiasts plenty to do and see at the 90-acre railway park in the heart of Southern California.   Ride...
March 7, 2015 - 21:44
Hop on board! The Easter Bunny makes a stop at Orange Empire Railway Museum the weekend of March 28 and 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Perris. Kids of all ages will experience the magic of trains and the magic of the Easter Bunny at this incredibly popular annual event.  The Easter Bunny will hop through the train, greeting each child with a...

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Don’t Miss Day Out with Thomas™ at OERM – Perris, California

Day Out With Thomas ImageWe invite you to join us for Day Out With Thomas™ at the Orange Empire Railway Museum November 7th, 8th, 11th, 14th, & 15th – 2015. Tickets are on sale now. Don’t wait because boarding times fill up fast.

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