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Orange Empire Railway Museum Perris

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Orange Empire Railway Museum
2201 S.
Perris
CA
92570
Tel: (951) 657-2605

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The Orange Empire Railway Museum (OERM) is a railroad museum founded in 1956 in Perris, California as the "Orange Empire Trolley Museum." The museum also operates a heritage railroad on the museum grounds. The collection focuses on Southern California's railroad history and houses the largest collection of Pacific Electric Railway rolling stock in the world, much of it rescued from scrapyards after the discontinuation of their passenger operations.
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    It is a wonderful place to take my kiddo. He loves to see and hear all the trains. We went last weekend and he has talked of nothing else since and cannot wait to go back when the weather is cooler and the "Steamie" is running. Thanks OERM for keeping his passion for trains going.

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    My son and I went during the week and had a wonderful time!! My son loves trains and I wanted to take him somewhere local. It was free to get in and we even had our own tour guide. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. A lot of walking but worth it. Would definitely go back on a weekend when the trains are running.

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    For a $40 admission price for a family. this was pricey, especially considering that only two of the seven buildings were open. Even some of the bathrooms were closed. Was very disappointed in the closed buildings and the lack of professionalism from the young man who was our "tour guide": "I don't know why they call it that." "If you had only been here last weekend." etc. If you are planning on going, call ahead and see what will be open and if it will be worth your time and money getting there.

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    A great place to take the family. It is inexpensive and the 55 acres provide a wide array of trains to look at as well as ride. A wonderful idea and a great place to enjoy old electric, diesel and steam locomotives.

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    My friend and I loved the place so much that we joined as members on our very first visit back in 1986 #' s
    2621 & 2622. Due to transportation issues and distance I've been away for awhile. The Fall rail festival is coming up any weekend now. It's a great opportunity because they roll out everything that moves and guests and members alike can actually ride the equipment! They have even run a shuttle train back & forth to downtown Perris although on site parking is quite adequate. Don't miss the fall railfest! Bring the kids too! As with any...Read More

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by James Hiney

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My friend and I loved the place so much that we joined as members on our very first visit back in 1986 #' s
2621 & 2622. Due to transportation issues and distance I've been away for awhile. The Fall rail festival is coming up any weekend now. It's a great opportunity because they roll out everything that moves and guests and members alike can actually ride the equipment! They have even run a shuttle train back & forth to downtown Perris although on site parking is quite adequate. Don't miss the fall railfest! Bring the kids too! As with any operating railroad, safety is first. Then from xmas to Jan. 1st is the Santa Train! But any weekend trains and trolleys are running! The store is open 7 days. Miss the old Red and Yellow Cars? Of LA? Ride them here.

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