Join the Orange Empire Railway Museum

Joining the Orange Empire Railway Museum is a commitment to the future. You are participating in the preservation of rail transportation history and in the future growth and development of Southern California's railway museum.

Joining has its benefits! Not only will you be helping to preserve the irreplaceable artifacts of the railroads that built Southern California and the West, you'll also enjoy a number of benefits and special opportunities!

Membership Benefits

All member-pass holders receive the Museum’s illustrated monthly newsletter, the Gazette. This will keep you informed about the plans, progress, and preservation activities of the Museum. You’ll read about the colorful histories of selected artifacts, the latest volunteer activities and plans, you’ll be the first to know when new developments are on the Museum’s horizon, and be kept up to date on upcoming events. Member-pass holders will receive unlimited rides on operating rail equipment on regular operating days throughout the year except for Special ticketed trains and the Thomas Event.

Individual, Family, Sustaining, Benefactor, and Life, members have the opportunity to train to operate rail vehicles on the museum railway, operate machinery, and can vote in yearly Directors elections. In addition to the Gazette, free rides, and members-only events, benefits also include a discount on ticketed special trains, and a 10% discount on selected books, videos, and DVD’s. (The Thomas Event is not discounted to member-pass holders due to contract requirements).  

You may purchase a membership by mail using the form below. Please download the form, print it, and fill in required information. Mail the form to the address indicated on the top of the form.

You may also purchase a membership in person at the Museum. Our address is 2201 South A street. Perris, CA 92570

You may also charge your membership to a credit card over the telephone. Please call the Museum office during normal business hours at (951) 943-3020.


Regular Memberships:

Individual Member: $40 per year – Individuals 18 years or older, includes all benefits listed above.

Family Membership: $60 per year – Includes individual membership benefits for two adults and children under 18 who live in the same household and visit the museum with one of the two family adult members. (Only the primary member can vote in yearly Director elections and be eligible for Board of Director Nomination)

Sustaining Member: $100 per year – Includes all family member benefits, plus five one-time Limited Museum passes to give to friends.

Benefactor Member: $250 per year – Includes all family member benefits, plus ten one-time Limited Museum passes to give to friends, a special invitation to periodic “Benefactor Only” events, and a 25% discount on ticketed special trains.

Life Member: $800 One time payment – Individuals 18 years and older. Includes Individual Member benefits for life.

Special Memberships

Associate Member: $30 per year – Individuals 18 years and older. Same benefits as an individual member, except cannot vote in elections or operate equipment, and does not receive a discount on ticketed special trains.

Junior Membership: $15 per year – Individuals under 18 – (See separate application)

Corporate Membership

Corporate $500 or more per year includes the Gazette and members-only events plus ten full-year Museum passes, and 10 One-time limited Museum passes to give to clients, employees, or friends. (Voting and Director nomination not included in corporate memberships)

Download a pdf file of the membership application

Please mail application and payment to:

Orange Empire Railway Museum
Attn: Membership
PO Box 548
Perris CA 92572-0548

If you have any questions, please email the Membership Coordinator.

Upcoming Events

Dec 20 - Dec 21
Dec 20 - Dec 21

Museum News

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...
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. Day Out With Thomas is scheduled for 8th, 9th, 11th, 15th and...


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