Special Events

Throughout the year Southern California Railway Museum hosts many special events. Click the picture or link to find details, ticket pricing and times.

January
Behind the Scenes

March
Spring Swap Meet

June
Rods and Rails

August
Dino Train STEAM Festival

September
Antique Truck Show
Perris Appreciation Day
Perris Cleanup Day
Fall Swap Meet

October
Terror In Train Town
Behind the Scenes

November
Day Out With Thomas

December
The Polar Express

Weekend Train & Trolley Rides

Every Saturday & Sunday

You can take a ride on the Museum Railway on a real operating Trolley or behind a Locomotive every Saturday and Sunday between 11AM and 4PM (except during special ticketed events).

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Dino Train and STEAM Festival

August 29, 2020

Hop on Board for the Dino Train and STEAM Festival at Southern California Railway Museum, featuring “Buddy” from the PBS Show “Dinosaur Train.”

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Antique Truck Show

September 12, 2020

The past will roar to life at the Antique Truck Show. Presented in conjunction with the American Truck Historical Society Southern California Chapter.

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Perris Appreciation Day

September 19, 2020

This is the day that we show our appreciation to our neighbors in the City of Perris. Enjoy the museum and ride the train and trolleys for free.

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Perris Cleanup Day

September 26, 2020

The Annual Community Cleanup put on by the City of Perris partnering with CR&R.

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Railroadiana

September 26, 2020

Southern California Railway Museum’s annual Fall swap meet. Members can buy and sell railroad antiques, collectibles, scale models, and toy trains.

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The Ventura County Railway No. 2

Ventura County Railway No. 2

Every third weekend (except summer months)

The Ventura County Railway No. 2 is the Museum’s operating steam engine. You can ride a train behind the VC2 and experience the excitement of an operating steam locomotive.

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The Ventura County Railway No. 2

Behind the Scenes

October 3, 2020

Get Behind the Scenes at the Southern California Railway Museum in Perris.

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Terror In Traintown

October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31, 2020

One Ticket – Two Terrifying Halloween-themed experiences. Produced by the Bloodshed Brothers, are you brave enough to experience Terror in Train Town?

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Day Out With Thomas

November 7, 8, 11, 14 & 15, 2020

All aboard for a day of family fun with Thomas and Percy! Thomas is returning to the Southern California Railway Museum FALL 2020.

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The Polar Express

Nov 28 – Dec 27, 2020

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is coming to Southern California Railway Museum this holiday season!

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Rods & Rails

TBD 2020

The City of Perris’ annual car and motorcycle show, featuring classic cars from the 20’s through the 70’s and motorcycle classics from 1939 to the present.

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BEHIND THE SCENES

January 16 & 17, 2021

Go “Behind the Scenes” at the museum where volunteers operate, maintain and restore the West’s largest collection of vintage rail cars.

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Spring Railroadiana

Spring, 2021

Southern California Railway Museum’s annual Spring swap meet. Members can buy and sell railroad antiques, collectibles, scale models, and toy trains.

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