Blog 10Train 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 fundraising event for the nonprofit museum will feature 180-plus tables of railroad antiques, collectibles, art, books and model and toy trains.

Visitors can see everything from highly detailed scale models to family heirloom trains, lanterns, signs, signals and archival photos. Historians will be on-hand to tell stories of how rail transportation shaped the Southern California we know today.

Admission is $7 for ages 12 and up, $5 for ages 5 to11, or included with an all-day ride pass, $12 for ages 12 and up, $8 ages 5 – 11, ages 4 and under are free. The event is free to OERM members. Admission for vendors is $18. Visitors and vendors can contact the museum for more information at (951) 943-3020.