Steam Weekend Behind the Scenes

January 18, 2014 - January 19, 2014
Steam Weekend Behind the Scenes

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 dating back to 1870.

 Bring the family for a fun and fascinating day! Activities at Behind the Scenes will feature tours and special equipment operations. Visit Ruffulo Carhouse 7, a restoration shed filled with trains and trolleys that are not usually open to the public. See the progress on historic conservation projects, including ATSF 98 FP45 locomotive.  Get special access to the pit where you can  go underneath a street car and see how it works. For an additional fee, get behind the throttle (under supervision) and run a real locomotive.  Take a ride on a hand car and enjoy other special equipment. 

 Behind the Scenes coincides with Steam Weekend so you'll see a real steam locomotive in operation and get to ride behind the powerful VC #2. Admission includes unlimited rides on other classic passenger trains and streetcars of Southern California's railroad past.

This gated event supports museum operations and the continued restoration of historic rail cars and rail line. Admission is adults, $12, children 5 to 11, $8, children four and under are free.  Call  (951) 657-2605 for more information.

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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 info@oerm.org for more information.