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Orange Empire Railway Museum is one of the premier movie locations in Southern California.   Although OERM is outside the LA zone, it does offer a unique view into Los Angeles transportation from yesteryear.   The museum has the largest collection of rail equipment and artifacts in the western United States.  Although OERM focus its collection on the Southern California Region, it has examples of trains and trolleys from all over the world including Japan, Ireland, Canada, and from all over the USA!  The museum has over 100 acres of property and miles of rails in a variety of settings.  

With Locations all around are grounds they can take you from the late 1800’s to the 20’s and 30’s to present day industrial areas, there is so much to choose from.

Location Areas

-Broadway Streetscape
-Service Station
-1890’s Perris Depot
-Mid Century Train Station
-Large Brick Loading Platform
-Rail Yards
-Deserted looking track
-Junk Piles
-Trolley & Street Cars
-Turntable & Water Tower
-Modern Commuter Train Station
-Railroad Street Crossings
-Large Storage Buildings

OERM is no Stranger to movies over the years countless studios have chosen us as there location.  In a number of cases we have provided equipment off site for major motion pictures.   


In the Mood (1987)Sunset – 1988
Inherit the Wild – 1988
Who Framed Roger Rabbit - 1988
American Me (1992)Butch Cassidy Documentary - 1994
The Majestic (2001)Changeling - 2008
The Land of the Astronauts – 2010
Water for Elephants - 2010
Disneyland California Adventure Design - 2011
Stuck with Hacket – 2011

Owners Manual (Reality TV episode 2013)

California Gold TV episode - Huell Howser

Various Student Films and Music Videos


Please note all filming on property must obtain permits from the city of Perris.  In addition all filming must carry insurance.  OERM is a museum first where it preserves and presents its railway history to the public.  Filming must always portray railroading in a positive light and safely.  

 If you’re interested in booking OERM for a movie, TV show, or Photo Opportunity please contact Donna Zanin 951.943.3020 or email info@oerm.org

Museum News

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...
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...


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