Behind the Scenes

Repeats every day until Sun Jan 20 2019.
Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Event Info
Ages 12 and up: $12, children (5 to 11): $8, children (4 and under): free
Contact Phone: 
info@oerm.orgram or 951.657.2605
Recommended Age: 
2 and older

This weekend guests can go “Behind the Scenes” at the Orange Empire Railway Museum and see where volunteers operate, maintain, and restore the West’s largest collection of vintage rail cars.

At this annual all-day 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, and get special access to the pit where you can go underneath a street car and see how it works. For an additional fee, guests can get behind the throttle (under supervision) and run a real locomotive. 

This gated event supports museum operations and the continued restoration of historic rail cars and rail line.  

Orange Empire Railway Museum
2201 S. “A” St.,
92570 Perris , CA
Phone: 951-943-3020
33° 45' 36.5328" N, 117° 13' 54.6024" W