The Southern California Railway Museum (SCRM) continues to monitor ongoing changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is committed to the health and safety of our community. SCRM requires all staff, volunteers, and visitors to wear face coverings while on museum property and to practice social distancing. Please visit our COVID GUIDANCE page for more information.

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

April
Dino Train

May
Antique Truck Show
BBQ, Boots & Brew

June
Rods and Rails

August
Behind the Scenes

September
Fall Swap Meet
Perris Appreciation Day

November
Day Out With Thomas (2021)

December
The Polar Express (2021)

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 – ride as many times as you like during our operating hours (except during special ticketed events).

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Trolleys, Twinkles, and Treats

Second Saturday – Evening Weekend Edition

December 11-13, 2020

Join us as we extend our regular Second Saturday for a special holiday experience.

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The Ventura County Railway No. 2

Ventura County Railway No. 2

Every third weekend (except summer months)
Next Scheduled Operation – December 19th & 20th

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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Behind the Scenes, Food Truck Fest & Night Photoshoot

January 23, 2021

Go “Behind the Scenes” at the Museum and see what goes into maintaining the West’s largest collection of rail cars, enjoy exciting food truck cuisine, and end your day with a unique night photoshoot experience.

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Spring Railroadiana Swap Meet

March 27, 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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Dino Train and STEAM Festival

April 17, 2021

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

May 1, 2021

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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BBQ, Boots & Brew

May 22, 2021

Info on this new event coming soon

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Rods & Rails

June 12, 2021

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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The Ventura County Railway No. 2

Behind the Scenes, Food Truck Fest, and Movie Night

August 28, 2021

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

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Fall Railroadiana Swap Meet

September 11, 2021

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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Perris Appreciation Day

September 18, 2021

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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Day Out With Thomas

TENTATIVE November 6, 7, 11, 13, 14 2021

All aboard for a day of family fun with Thomas and Percy! Thomas is returning to the Southern California Railway Museum FALL 2021.

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The Polar Express

2021 Holiday Season

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is coming to Southern California Railway Museum for the 2021 holiday season!

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