See How a Working Railway Museum Operates at “Behind the Scenes”
Perris, CA – Get “Behind the Scenes” on January 20 and 21, 2018 at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, 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.
Bring the family for a fun and fascinating day! Activities at Behind the Scenes will feature tours and special equipment operations. Visit Ruffulo Carhouse 7, a restoration shed filled with trains and trolleys that is not usually open to the public. Get special access to the pit where you can go underneath a street car and see how it works. For an additional fee, get behind the throttle (under supervision) and run a real locomotive. Enjoy other special equipment.
Behind the Scenes coincides with Steam Weekend so you’ll see a real steam locomotive in operation and get to ride behind the powerful VC #2. 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.Admission is free to members! Non-member Admission is $12 for ages 12 and up, $8 for children ages 5 to 11, and children ages 4 and under are free. Purchase your tickets today by visiting http://www.oerm.org/event/behind-the-scenes-2018/
The address is 2201 S. “A” St., Perris, CA.Visit www.oerm.org or call (951) 657-2605.The Orange Empire Railway Museum is an all-volunteer organization that has been preserving Southern California’s railway history since 1956. The museum’s mission is to educate the public on the technology, history, and impact of the rail transportation industry in the West. Over 200 rail cars and locomotives, ranging from Los Angeles street cars to modern diesel locomotives, are preserved at the museum’s 100-acre site in Perris, California, which is open 363 days of the year.