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Orange Empire Railway Museum

Orange Empire Railway Museum
(951) 657-2605

2201 S. "A" St.
Perris CA 92570

Hours of Operation
Weekends: 11 am - 5pm
Weekdays: 9 am - 5pm
Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving

Grounds-only - Free
All-day Rail Pass
$12 - Adults
$ 8 - Children 5 - 11
Free - Children under 5

OERM LogoOrange Empire Railway Museum operates a working railway where visitors can ride on the classic trolleys, passenger trains and other equipment of Southern California's railroad past.  The museum railway operates every weekend and on most major holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and also on weekdays for charters and other special events.  The Museum grounds are open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

On a typical weekend (other than during special events), two trolleys are running on the half-mile dual-gauge Loop Line, and another train is operating on the 1.5 mile standard gauge Mainline. A Pacific Electric interurban or city streetcar also operates on the Mainline on selected weekends. The train is usually an electrically or diesel powered freight train (with a caboose to ride in if you wish), or a consist of passenger train cars. Typically, you can experience riding in one of the early Los Angeles streetcars and a more modern PCC on the Loop Line, and ride in either a caboose (the cupola is very popular with the kids) or open gondola on the freight train. The cars and locomotives are selected on a rotating basis from our historic collection. 

Steam locomotive operation is scheduled for the third weekend of the month between September and May (no operations during the summer) and during certain special events and certain major holidays. Check the museum's calendar of events for further information. Unfortunately, we can not guarantee the availability of any particular piece of equipment on any given day. Some equipment does not operate during rain.

While admission and parking for the museum is free (except for selected special events - see calendar of events), a ticket must be purchased to ride on the museum railway. On regular weekends, an all-day pass to ride the trains costs $12 for adults, $8 for children 5-11, free for kids under 5. 

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Page last updated:
September 7, 2012