From the Museum Mailbag


Museums in Campo and La Mesa Closed Until Further Notice


Last week, the state of California enacted new policies to control the spread of COVID-19.  Under these new policies, museums and other similar attractions must remain closed until the Southern California region has an ICU bed capacity of greater than 15%.  This closure will last at least three weeks and could extend into 2021 depending on many factors.  As a result, PSRMA must cancel its remaining Santa Express train rides in 2020.  Refund information will be sent out via email to any ticketed passengers.  A 2021 reopening date has not been established.  Please check our website for updates.

During these exceedingly difficult times, your continued support is invaluable.  We hope that you might consider making a small donation to help keep the wheels turning while we wait to safely reopen.  Every little bit helps.  More information is available at psrm.org/donate.

All of the volunteers at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association wish you a very Merry Christmas in whatever form your holiday takes this year.

Introducing the Santa Express

We hope that you and your family will join us for our Santa Express train ride offered Saturdays and Sundays between November 28 and December 20.

Enjoy a daytime train ride and a visit with Santa.  Full event details can be found at psrm.org/santa-express.

PSRMA members have exclusive early access to ticket sales through November 4 at 8:00 AM.  Simply enter your membership number when prompted for your Member ID during checkout.  If you do not know your membership number or have not received one yet, please email us at reservations@psrm.org so we may help you.

This is not our normal North Pole Limited experience.  Several factors including San Diego County restrictions prevent us from having our usual event this year.  If you have questions, please let us know.

We’re Just Dying To See You on the Pumpkin Express

We're just dying to see you aboard the pumpkin express

We are happy to announce the return of the Pumpkin Express! Join us for train rides, Halloween themed displays and our outdoor Pumpkin Patch. This year’s train rides will be following CDC and San Diego County health guidelines. All passengers will be required to wear a mask during the train ride and while inside our museum buildings. To allow for social distancing, we will be limiting each train to 50 passengers. Unfortunately we are unable to offer First Class tickets this year. Reservations are required.

For groups, please arrive together to ride together. For a complete list of details, including train ride times, please click here. We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to seeing you! Book your tickets today!