News and Press Releases

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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OERM 2014 Calendar

OERM 2014 CalendarThe Orange Empire 2014 Calendar titled "The Street Cars of Los Angeles" 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 $5.00 shipping. To order your calendar call 951-943-3020 or e-mail for more information.