Mike Uriell and Dave King and I went to the OERM this morning to look around and take a few images and see if the museum is fit to have a photo class there.
I think it would work for a small number of students, no more that 4 at a time.
We were the only ones there for several hours as it was the middle of the week.
Orange Empire Railway Museum is one of the premier movie locations in Southern California. Although OERM is outside the LA zone, it does offer a unique view into Los Angeles transportation from yesteryear. The museum has the largest collection of rail equipment and artifacts in the western United States. Although OERM focus its collection on the Southern California Region, it has examples of trains and trolleys from all over the world including Japan, Ireland, Canada, and from all over the USA! The museum has over 100 acres of property and miles of rails in a variety of settings.
The non-profit Orange Empire Railway Museum has been preserving Southern California’s railway history since 1956. Home to over 200 historic railway cars and locomotives from Los Angeles and the West, the museum’s 90-acre site in Perris, California is open to the public 363 days a year.
Located at 2201 S. A Street, Perris, CA 92570 Free parking and Free access to Museum Grounds. Ride the trains is $12.00. http://www.oerm.org/visitor-information