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By Deb Flomberg

rsz trains Ride The Rails And Learn About The Past At The Orange Empire Railway

Credit, Courtesy Marty Bernard

Who doesn’t love exploring old train cars and learning all about the railway history of Southern California? The Orange Empire Railway Museum is a great spot to check out for lots of fun train exhibits on a 90-acre site. More than 200 historic railway cars and locomotives are here, and you can even catch a ride on some fun trains and trolleys. 

It is best to visit this museum on the weekends, when the majority of the trains are running. You’ll find that you can ride on many different historic trains and trolleys, the very same ones that used to run and helped to form the city of California. The Museum is home to a one and a half mile loop line and the different cars are rotated so you can ride on different trains depending on the weekend, all of which come from the amazing historic collection.

Part of the fun is also exploring all the different old cars that are housed at this museum. You’ll find cars from the Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific and many other great railways. It is a fascinating collection that truly showcases the impressive history of the rail system of Southern California. Bring the whole family to this one, as it is a great mini history lesson for everyone.

Of course this fun family destination is best when you travel in style. Be sure to head out to the Orange Empire Railway Museum in the 2013 SL65 AMG Roadster from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. Just picture putting the top down and cruising with the whole family down the highway, heading to a fun day of learning about trains and exploring this great museum. You’ll love the elegance and comfort you get with this car, and it is sure to make this trip extra special.  

Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.

This is a “sponsored post,” meaning the company who sponsored the article compensated me for writing the article. The opinions I have expressed, however, are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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