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

November 26, 2015 - 15:52
Climb aboard Santa’s North Pole Special! Children and adults of all ages will have a unique opportunity this December at the Orange Empire Railway Museum to embark a magical train ride to the North Pole and visit Santa Claus at his workshop. Along the way, passengers can enjoy Christmas jingles, holiday trivia games, and storytelling with the...
August 24, 2015 - 17:20
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 7th, 8th, 11th, 14th and 15th of November. Train departure times fill up fast. So get your tickets now at www....

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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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OERM 2016 Calendar

OERM 2014 Calendar

The 2016 calendar Electric Railways Of Los Angeles is now available. The calendar features vintage photos of the Los Angeles Railway and the Pacific Electric in operation in the Los Angeles area.

The calendars are available in the museum gift shop or by mail order. The price of the calendar is $12.95 plus sales tax and shipping charges. To order your calendar please call the museum office. (951-943-3020)