The Annual Spring Rail Festival - Celebrating Southern California's Railway Heritage
In a family celebration of Southern California's railway heritage, the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris will offer a trolley parade, live entertainment, opportunity to operate a real locomotive, special displays, and plenty more to do and see for the entire family on April 9th and 10th.
Visitors can get behind the throttle of a railroad locomotive under an instructor's supervision (there is an additional charge for this activity). The locomotive for this event will be the Union Pacific 942. Train and trolley rides start Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m.
This gated event supports museum operations and the continued restoration of historic rail cars and rail line. Admission is $15 for ages 12 and up, $10 for ages 5 to 11, and free for ages 4 and under. Operating a real locomotive is $20 extra. Admission is free to Orange Empire Railaway Museum members.
About Orange Empire Railway Museum
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 90-acre site in Perris, California, which is open 363 days of the year.