News and Press Releases

Monday, 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 lined up and decorated with colorful table cloths. The menu consisted of BBQ chicken, baked beans, corn on the cob, potato salad, cole slaw...

Tuesday, 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 16th of November. Train departure times fill up fast. So get your tickets now at...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 17:16

Ride into the past June 14-15 on the Big Red Cars of the Pacific Electric Railway, once America's largest interurban electric railway system, blanketing the Los Angeles region with more than 1,000 miles of rail lines.

 The railway museum features the largest collection of Pacific Electric cars...

Monday, May 26, 2014 - 06:21

Tom Zoellner, author of the best-selling book “Train”, wrote the story of the most indispensable mode of transportation the world has ever known: the railroad.

The trailer for his book was filmed at Orange Empire Railway Museum because, he says, “It has the greatest collection in the West, rolling stock and static displays. My producer...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 05:57

You're invited to a family celebration of Southern California's railway heritage on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris. The annual Spring Rail Festival will offer families and rail enthusiasts plenty to do and see at the 90-acre railway park in the heart of Southern California.


Wednesday, 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 special event will feature hundreds of restored, vintage trucks -- from semis and pickups to delivery vehicles, fire engines and farm...
Saturday, 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 to the Victorian Era, Edwardian science fiction and the Industrial Revolution with a real, live steam-powered locomotive being the...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 20:01

Joe Fuller, an information technology consultant with Hewlett-Packard, was recently elected President and CEO of the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris.

The board election of this Lakewood resident comes at a time when the museum is becoming more than a place to see and ride the historic rail cars and trolleys that helped create the...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 20:17

Train enthusiasts, history buffs and those wanting to learn about Southern California's railway history are welcome 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1 the Spring Railroadiana Swap Meet at Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris.

 "It's one of the West's largest celebrations of train memorabilia and railroading...

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 21:31

Get "Behind the Scenes" on January 18 and 19 at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, where volunteers operate, maintain and restore the West's largest collection of vintage rail cars. At this annual event, visitors get special access and tours of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars and artifacts...

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