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Behind The Scenes

April 5-6, 2025

Go “Behind the Scenes” at the Museum and see what goes into maintaining the West’s largest collection of rail cars, with tours and access to areas not normally open to the public.

At this annual all-day event, visitors get special access to locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars and artifacts dating back to 1870.

Bring the family for a fun and fascinating day! Activities at Behind the Scenes will feature tours, and access to maintenance and restoration areas not normally open to the public (like Carhouse 7).

Admission includes unlimited rides on other classic passenger trains and streetcars of Southern California’s railroad past. This gated event supports museum operations and the continued restoration of historic rail cars and rail lines.

April 5, 2025 9AM – 5PM
April 6, 2025 9AM – 5PM

Event Tickets


  • Behind the Scenes: Admission is free to members! Non-member Admission is $15 for ages 12 and up, $10 for children ages 5 to 11, and children ages 4 and under are free.
  • Tickets available Online and at the Box Office on the day of the event.