Get a fascinating inside look at a working railway museum

Get "Behind the Scenes" on January 18 and 19 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 event, visitors get special access and tours of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars and artifacts dating back to 1870.

Embark on a magical train ride and visit with Santa Claus himself!

Join Santa for a festive train ride! Orange Empire Railway Museum celebrates the holidays Dec. 14, 15, 21 and 22 with the afternoon Santa Train and special evening rides to Santa's Workshop. This treasured tradition at our train and trolley heritage park is fun for the whole family. Every child visits with Santa on board, hears Christmas stories and joins elves in singing Christmas carols. Children write and mail letters to Santa.


Thomas the Tank Engine To Visit November 9-11, 16-17
Thomas the Tank Engine is pulling into Orange Empire Railway Museum for Day Out With Thomas®: The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013. This fun-filled event offers little engineers and their families the opportunity to take a ride with a 15-ton Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends series. Children will take a ride along with their favorite engine friend on his latest adventure and participate in Thomas-themed activities.

WHO: Thomas the Tank Engine
• A 20-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine

Day out with Thomas: Go Go Tour

WHO: Thomas the Tank Engine
· A 20-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine
· Meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway
· A Thomas & Friends Imagination Station; featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts & crafts, train tables, and coloring sheets.
· Storytelling, video viewing, live music, arts and crafts, a petting zoo and magic shows.
· Petting Zoo