Upcoming Events
Steam Weekend
Steam Weekend
Feb 20th - Feb 21st
Mar 19th - Mar 20th
Apr 16th - Apr 17th
Spring Railroadiana Swap Meet
Spring Railroadiana Swap Meet
Mar 5th - Mar 5th
Bunny Train
Bunny Train
Mar 12th - Mar 13th

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.

Current News

Pipedream Products 02/04/2016 Steampunk on a Budget

With the Iron Horse - Family Steampunk Carnivale coming to the Orange Empire Railway Museum on March 19th and 20th, we wanted to give you some fun, low-budget ideas for creating an amazing Steampunk costume.

Pipedream Products 02/04/2016 Easter Train Activities and Crafts

Do you have a train lover in the family? Well, since the Easter Bunny is stopping by at the Orange Empire Railway Museum on the weekend of March 12th and 13th we thought how fun would it be to share some additional ideas and resources combining the magic of trains and the Easter Bunny.

Pipedream Products 02/04/2016 Collecting Model Trains

Can you remember your very first toy train? Perhaps you received it as a gift…perhaps you purchased it on your own with your allowance? Looking back, do you remember the spark of joy and enthusiasm accompanying it? For many, their first toy train triggered an enthusiastic hobby for collecting model trains and creating miniature railroads spanning towns/cities. However, with all the parts, accessories, manufacturers, scales, and assembling required, this pastime can become overwhelming and expensive, in particular for a newbie. But with a little 411, access to such Railroadiana Swap Meets as ours in March, and a game plan…not only can this be an incredible hobby but it can be rewarding for the entire family.

Pipedream Products 12/13/2015 10 Things You’ll Miss Out On If You Don’t Attend Santa’s North Pole Special

Have you embarked on the magical train ride to Santa’s Workshop in the North Pole yet? Don't miss out, reserve your seats online at http://oerm.tix.com/m/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=5034 or call in 951-943-3020. Trip includes admission to all inclusive attractions of Santa's workshop with activities and games, opportunities for photos, and of course a visit with the famous Mr. And Mrs. Santa Claus!

Featured Cars
Named for Ward and Betty's daughter Chloe, this former Hawaiian sugar plantation locomotive arrived in 1948.
PE 00157
This "Tower Car" was built by PE in its own shops in 1915. It was used to maintain the overhead trolley wire.
PE 1046
PE 1046 is a wooden trailer car that came to the PE second-hand during World War I from the SP-controlled Visalia Electric.
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