Photo/Film Location Rentals

The Museum is one of the premier Photo and Film locations in Southern California. Although it’s outside the LA zone, it offers a unique view into Los Angeles transportation from yesteryear. It has the largest collection of rail equipment and artifacts in the western United States. Although the collection focuses on the Southern California region, there are examples of trains and trolleys from all over the USA and the world, including Japan, Ireland, and Canada. There are over 80 acres of property and miles of rails in a variety of settings.

Location Areas

The Museum is no stranger to movies and photo shoots; over the years, countless studios and photographers have chosen us as their location. In a number of cases, we have provided equipment off-site for major motion pictures.

There is much to choose from; locations around our grounds can take you from the late 1800’s to the 20’s and 30’s to present day industrial area.

  • Broadway Streetscape
  • Service Station
  • 1890’s Perris Depot
  • Mid Century Train Station
  • Large Brick Loading Platform
  • Rail Yards
  • Deserted looking track
  • Parks
  • Junk Piles
  • Trolley & Street Cars
  • Turntable & Water Tower
  • Modern Commuter Train Station
  • Railroad Street Crossings
  • Large Storage Buildings


  • In the Mood – 1987
  • Sunset – 1988
  • Inherit the Wild – 1988
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit – 1988
  • American Me – 1992
  • Butch Cassidy Documentary – 1994
  • The Majestic – 2001
  • Changeling – 2008
  • The Land of the Astronauts – 2010
  • Water for Elephants – 2010
  • Disneyland California Adventure Design – 2011
  • Stuck with Hacket – 2011
  • Owners Manual – Reality TV episode – 2013
  • California Gold TV episode – Huell Howser
  • Various Student Films and Music Videos

Request Info on Booking

Anyone filming on the Museum property must obtain permits from the city of Perris. All filming must carry insurance. The Museum’s mission is presenting railway history to the public. Filming must always portray railroading in a positive light and safely.

To book the Museum for a movie, TV show, or photo shoot, complete the Request Form to the right or contact Bruce Cripe at 951‑943‑3020 or e‑mail