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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.   


Sunset – 1988
Inherit the Wild – 1988
Who Framed Roger Rabbit - 1988
Butch Cassidy Documentary - 1994
Changeling - 2008
The Land of the Astronauts – 2010
Water for Elephants - 2010
Disneyland California Adventure Design - 2011
Stuck with Hacket – 2011
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

Upcoming Events

Apr 19 - Apr 20
May 17 - May 18

Museum News

March 12, 2014 - 17:16
See antique trucks, step onto train cars, take a ride on trolleys! Thousands of truck enthusiasts and rail fans will gather Sunday, May 4 at OERM for the annual Antique Truck Show. This one-day...
March 1, 2014 - 07:23
Gear Up for Steampunk Carnivale - March 15-16 Celebrate the fantasy, history and ingenuity behind Steampunk at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. The Iron Horse/Family Steampunk Carnivale pays homage...

OERM 2014 Calendar

OERM 2014 CalendarThe Orange Empire 2014 Calendar titled "The Street Cars of Los Angeles" is now available. Photographs of the Los Angeles Railway and the Pacific Electric Railway in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas enhance each month.. The price is $12.95 each plus sales tax and $5.00 shipping. To order your calendar call 951-943-3020 or e-mail info@oerm.org for more information.