Join the Museum; make a commitment to the future. Have a role in preserving rail transportation history, and growing and developing Southern California’s railway Museum.

Not only will you help 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. All members receive the Museum’s illustrated monthly newsletter, the Gazette, to keep them informed about the Museum’s plans, operations, and preservation activities. 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. Members will receive unlimited rides on operating rail equipment on regular operating days throughout the year except for special-ticketed trains and fundraising events such as Thomas the Tank Engine.

Individual, Family, Sustaining, Benefactor, and Life members can 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. Special events such as Thomas the Tank Engine is not discounted to members because of contract requirements.

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 years old. (See separate application)
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)

You may purchase a membership by downloading the Membership Application (PDF), filling it out, and mailing it with your payment to:

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

You may also purchase a membership in person at the Museum or charge your membership to a credit card by calling the Museum at 951‑943‑3020.

If you have questions, please call the Museum at 951‑943‑3020 or e‑mail