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Tuesday, 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 Festival will offer families and rail enthusiasts plenty to do and see at the 90-acre railway park in the heart of Southern California.

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Saturday, 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 the magic of the Easter Bunny at this incredibly popular annual event. 

The Easter Bunny will hop through the train, greeting each...

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 19:39
Photo by Jay P. Morgan

Bring friends and the entire family to celebrate the fantasy, history and ingenuity behind Steampunk on March 21 and 22 at the Orange Empire Railway Museum.

The weekend features a Saturday evening concert by Steam Powered Giraffe. The band's mesh of mime and music...

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 20:59
Train enthusiasts, history buffs and those wanting to learn about Southern California's railway history are welcome to attend Spring Railroadiana Swap Meet at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris. The event is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
Saturday. March 7. Rain day March 14. The event is free for members. 

The open-air...

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 16:29

Get "Behind the Scenes" on January 17 and 18 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 all-day event, visitors get special access and tours of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars...

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.

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OERM 2014 CalendarThe Orange Empire 2015 Calendar  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 shipping. To order your calendar call 951-943-3020 or e-mail info@oerm.org for more information.