Railway Museum Behind the Scenes

Sat Apr 6, 2024 - Sun Apr 7, 2024
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Repeating every days through April 7, 2024.
9:00am to 5:00pm PT
Age: 2 and older
Price: Ages 12 and up: $15, children (5 to 11): $10, children (4 and under): free
Southern California Railway Musuem

This weekend guests can go “Behind the Scenes” at the Southern California Railway Museum and see 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.

Activities at Behind the Scenes feature tours and special equipment operations. Guests can visit Ruffulo Carhouse 7, a restoration shed filled with trains and trolleys that is not usually open to the public. For an additional fee, guests can get behind the throttle (under supervision) and run a real locomotive. 

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.  


** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.