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.

Ongoing
Weekend Train & Trolley Rides
Merit Badge Program
Volunteer Orientation

March
Spring Swap Meet
Dino Train

April
BBQ, Boots & Brew
Behind the Scenes
Night Photoshoot

May
Antique Truck Show

June
Rods & Rails

September
Fall Swap Meet
Perris Appreciation Day

October
Día de Muertos in Perris
Bride of Pinacate

November
Day Out With Thomas

December
The Polar Express

Weekend Train & Trolley Rides

Saturdays & Sundays*

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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Behind the Scenes

April 22 & 23, 2023

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

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Night Photoshoot

April 22, 2023
Participate in a unique night photoshoot experience – whether you are a rail fan, photographer, or just love Southern California Railway Museum, this is something you won’t want to miss!
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BBQ, Boots & Brew

April 29, 2023
Join us for BBQ, Boots and Brew: a KCBS Sanctioned Master’s Series BBQ Competition, a day full of amazing BBQ, unique craft beer, and live music.
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Antique Truck Show

May 6, 2023

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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Merit Badge Program

January 14th, March 4th, and May 27th, 2023

Program includes introduction to railroad history, tour of collection, and a ride on one of our historic trolleys.

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Rods & Rails

October 7, 2023

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 Bride of  Pinacante: A Haunted Railway Experience

October 2023

“The Bride of Pinacate” is a Halloween themed theatrical event on a moving train. This event has been POSTPONED to the 2023 Halloween Season.

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Day Out With Thomas

Coming Fall 2023

All aboard for a day of family fun with Thomas and Percy! Thomas is returning to the Southern California Railway Museum FALL 2023.

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The Polar Express

Select Dates November & December 2023

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is returning to Southern California Railway Museum for the 2023 holiday season!

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