The schedule for our weekend Golden State vintage passenger train journeys returns to its fall schedule on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6th & 7th. These leisurely 12-mile, one-hour trips down the mountain to Tunnel 4 and return will depart Campo depot at 11 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. each day. Reservations are not required.
Limited opportunities are also available to ride in the vintage diesel locomotive with the engineer and help blow the engine's horn. Seats are limited for this opportunity and advance reservations ARE required. Click "cab ride" on the calendar for the date and time you wish to ride. For groups larger than two, switching is available (for up to four people) at no extra charge. Did you purchase a coach ticket on the Golden State and want to upgrade to a locomotive cab ride? No problem! Just ask the ticket agent at the Campo Depot about upgrading your coach ticket.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome 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!
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.