The Orange Empire Railway Museum has been preserving Southern California’s railway history since 1956. A visit to the train museum is a trip back in time to when trains, conductors, whistles, bells and steam were a part of the way we traveled.
The museum houses over 200 historic railway cars and locomotives from Los Angeles and the West. Their mission is to educate the public on the technology, history, and impact of the rail transportation industry. The museum’s massive railroad collection also includes Red Cars – Pacific Electric, Yellow Cars – L.A. Railway, Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific and 3-Foot Gauge – Grizzly Flats.
A Day Out With Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends
In November, beloved children’s choo-choo train Thomas and his railway friend Percy are chugging into the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, California to greet fans of all ages! Departure dates are Nov. 7, 8, 11, 14 & 15. Families should arrive no later than one hour prior to scheduled departure.
Day Out With Thomas: The Celebration Tour offers aspiring engineers and their families the opportunity to take a 25-minute ride with Thomas, the famous #1 engine, and a 15-minute ride with his railway friend Percy. Sir Topham Hatt, the Superintendent of the Railroad, will also be back again this year.
Spend the day enjoying a wide range of activities perfect for children including:
- See and hear Thomas The Tank Engine talk to his fans!
- Stop by the Thomas & Friends Imagination Station with train tables and building activities.
- There will be Thomas-themed stamps, temporary tattoos, arts and crafts, storytelling and videos.
- There will also be games, coloring, live children’s music, a petting zoo, bounce houses, sing-alongs, storytelling and a Thomas gift store.
- Plus street car and trolley rides for the entire family!
Tickets start at $19 for ages two and older. For ticket purchases and information, please visit the Orange Empire Railway Museum website.
Giveaway For A Day Out With Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends!
SoCal Field Trips is giving away a Family Four Pack of Tickets to attend A Day Out With Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends! All are welcome to enter! Good luck!
US Residents Only. No purchase necessary to enter. One winner will be randomly selected via RaffleCopter and notified via email. Winner must respond within 48 hours to claim the prize or a new winner will be chosen via RaffleCopter. The prize will be fulfilled by the sponsor.
Happy Field Tripping!
Disclosure: This post is for informational purposes only. All points of view are my own. Photos copyrighted by the Orange Empire Railway Museum and used by permission.