News and Press Releases

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 07:11
Santa at OERM

Join Santa for a festive train ride! Orange Empire Railway Museum celebrates the holidays Dec. 14, 15, 21 and 22 with the afternoon Santa Train and special evening rides to Santa's Workshop. This treasured tradition at our train and trolley heritage park in Perris, CA is fun for the whole family.  Every child visits with Santa on...

Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 10:09

In April 2013, Heather Garcia, a University of La Verne graduate and sorority girl visited Orange Empire Railway Museum and became hooked on the Museum’s collection. “They are real and a snapshot of our history,” she said.

At the Museum, Heather Garcia has helped sand, grind and paint parts for the restoration of Santa Fe Railway 98 to...

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 17:34
Orange Empire Railway Museum/ Photo by Daniel LaMantain-Leatherman

How rail museums stay fresh and relevant in a rapidly changing culture is the subject of an international conference hosted by the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Riverside October 16-19, 2013. 

About 150 members of the Association of Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums will gather to discuss museum safety and the presentation of...

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 05:42
Ed Sanders operates a locomotive at OERM

When most folks think of how trains work, they might think “forward and backward.” Pretty easy, right? Not so much, as TV personalities Marcus Hunt and Ed Sanders of AMC‘s “Owner’s Manual” found out. They discovered just how challenging and potentially hazardous it is to operate a locomotive and drive a street car while filming an episode of...

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 15:05

Thomas the Tank Engine returns for five days in November!

Day Out With Thomas offers an opportunity for children and their grownups to take a 25 minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and to have their picture taken with Sir Topham Hatt, the Superintendent of the Railroad. The event includes Thomas and Friends storytelling, a viewing...

Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 09:43
SD508 Painting Progress

The 508 project is moving along nicely as shown above. Our contractor completed all of the needed metal work and applied seven of the nine colors of paint. Still to paint are the trucks and interior ceiling. Work is underway to work through all of the electrical wiring and to replace the truck springs. The windows have all been replaced...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 12:00

 

Tom GrossIt is with sadness and our deepest condolences that we announce the recent passing of Thomas Frederick Grose, a rail preservation advocate and longtime member and major contributor...

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 18:30
George Huckaby, OERM President

(May 25, 2012) -- George Huckaby Jr., a supplier for electric railway modeling, and a retired aerospace and aircraft engineer, was recently named President/CEO of the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, California.  

The appointment of this Los Angeles resident comes at...

Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 12:41

    We had beautiful sunny skies on December 10th for our two groundbreaking ceremonies. Festivities began at 11am with the ceremony for the Harvey House Museum. This very unique project will turn two modular buildings into a beautiful exhibition space and members area connected by a lovely brick patio. The facade will be...

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