Become a Locomotive Engineer for an Hour

Final weekend, August 30-31Your last opportunity this year to take the throttle of a 120-ton diesel-electric railroad locomotive and feel the raw power of 1,750 h.p. as you guide this behemoth down the track at our Campo Train-Operation Center, using airbrake, horn and bell under the guidance of a trained museum engineer. Only four 1-hour slots remain, first come, first served at our website.  Reservations can be made by viewing the August Calendar. Time can be shared with others (16 or older). Museum members: $150/hour; non-members: $175/hour (not a member? Click here for membership information).  It is MANDATORY that engineers wear closed-toed shoes.  Boots are highly recommended but not required.

Brakeman Training Class - Become a Member of our Operating Train Crew!

Want to be a member of our operating train crews? There will be a two-day hands-on class on October 4 and 18, 2014. To qualify as a brakeman trainee, both of these days of training are necessary. Another sixteen hours of classroom training, two four-hour sessions and one 8 hour session are required. These will scheduled for various days next spring.

The classes are open to anyone, 16 years of age and above. However, a minimum age of 18 is required to be qualified as a brakeman. The job can be physically demanding, but if you are interested, come out and give the class a try to see if you can do it. And, we consider the traditional "brakeman" term to be gender neutral, so ladies are welcome too!

The only prerequisite for taking the classes and getting certified as a brakeman is to be a member of the Museum. There are other membership benefits too, please check our Membership Page for further information. You may sign-up for membership here.

For class details and sign-up information, contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

All Aboard the North Pole Limited!

Santa on the North Pole Limited

Santa invites you to hop aboard the North Pole Limited!  Join Santa's elves as they pass out hot chocolate and cookies and sing Christmas carols on our way to the North Pole.  We'll pick up Santa there who will visit with everyone aboard the train with plenty of time for photos and sharing wish lists!  Please click the following link for more information about the North Pole Limited.

Ride the Pumpkin Express

Ride the Pumpkin Express

The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum invites you to join us to ride the Pumpkin Express.  Ride to the pumpkin patch where children can decorate their very own pumpkin and all passengers can walk through our two haunted trains.  More details are available on the Pumpkin Express page.

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum launches new website!

article newwebsiteWelcome to the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum's new website!  Our new website has been revamped with a whole new look and feel for the upcoming 2015 year!  Feel free to browse around through our gallery and information, and stay tuned as we'll be posting more updates about our museum!



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Become a member to help preserve our railroad history!  By joining the PSRM, you'll enjoy the many benefits of our museum, scheduled rides, as well as special events!

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The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum is maintained and operated by a 100% volunteer staff.  These dedicated men and women help to preserve the Museum and its collection for the future.  Anyone can volunteer at the Museum as long as they have a valid museum membership.

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