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

August 18, 2014 - 19:00
The weekend of June 14 and 15, 2014 was busy at Orange Empire Railway Museum for the Father's Day Barbecue in Holstrom Park and the second day of Pacific Electric Weekend. Several picnic tables were lined up and decorated with colorful table cloths. The menu consisted of BBQ chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob, potato salad, cole slaw, cornbread...
June 24, 2014 - 05:18
All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends are once again chugging into the Orange Empire Railway Museum for five days in November. Discounted ($2 off) tickets are on sale through September 1 for select boarding times on the 8th, 9th, 11th, 15th and 16th of November. Train departure times fill up fast. So get your tickets now at www....

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 8th, 9th, 11th, 15th, & 16th – 2014. Tickets are on sale now. Purchase tickets before September 1st and save $2.00 per ticket on select train times. Don’t wait because boarding times fill up fast.

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