Orange Empire Railway Museum
The Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, California, focuses on Southern California's railroad history. It houses the world's largest collection of Pacific Electric Railway rolling stock, much of it rescued from scrapyards. The Pacific Electric, a privately owned mass transit system in Southern California, was the largest electric railway system in the world in the 1920s. The museum also contains steam- and diesel-powered locomotives and rolling stock, and operates a heritage railroad on the museum grounds. Railroad equipment in the museum's collection dates from the 1870s. In addition to the railroad equipment, the museum's shops hold a historic collection of industrial machine tools and hand tools.
Perris is in Riverside County, about 75 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.