Orange Empire Railway Museum
Located seventeen miles south of Riverside, the Orange Empire Railway Museum has the largest collection of railway cars and locomotives in the American West. The organization offers exhibits designed to educate the public about the history and significance of the railroads upon Western history and offers an impressive collection of rolling stock that includes two hundred trains, streetcars, trolleys, and electric interurban cars. Many of the museum's artifacts date back to the late 19th century. Visitors can ride some of the trains, interurban cars, and streetcars on the museum railway. The museum offers several events throughout the year and also has an archive which contains documents and other materials from North American railroad companies, particularly western companies.
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