From the Museum Mailbag

New Summer Hours at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

Baby, it’s HOT outside!  Due to the excessive heat and availability of volunteers, PSRM and the Campo Depot are adjusting our hours of operation for the months of August and September.  Effective immediately, the new hours are as follows:

Museum:  Saturdays from 9am-5pm

Train Rides:  Saturdays at 10:30 am, 12 noon,  3pm, and 7pm

Please visit our excursion calendar for more information about train ride dates and times.

Thank you for your continued support of PSRM and we hope to host you and your family soon! 

Coaster Day, July 29th

July 29th is Coaster Day!

Join us on Saturday, July 29th, 2023 for Coaster Day!  Locomotive 2103 will lead all train rides for the day.  Golden State train rides depart the Campo Depot at 10:30am, 12 noon and 3pm.   2103 will also lead its first ever Sunset Special ride at 7pm.  Don’t miss out!

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Gift Shop upon arrival.

The September Sunset Special

The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum is excited to announce the return of the Sunset Special, Saturdays at 6:30pm all September long!

Beat the heat and enjoy a beautiful sunset ride through East County’s rugged back country.  Passengers depart from the Campo Depot for the approximately 45-minute ride after visiting the Museum’s gift shop and ticket office. This is one special experience you won’t want to miss.

This is one of the Museum’s most popular train ride offerings, so purchase your tickets before they’re gone!

All train rides depart from our Campo location. Reserved tickets must be picked up or tickets purchased from the Campo Depot located at 750 Depot St., Campo, CA 91906 at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure. Trains leave promptly at scheduled departure times.  Trains depart every Saturday at 6:30pm during the month of September.

Reserve your tickets online

Infants and Toddlers (Under 3 In Lap) FREE!

Children (ages 3 – 12) $9

Seniors (ages 65 and older) $15

Adults (ages 13 – 64) $18

Locomotive Cab Ride (ages 6+) $40

For more information about riding in the locomotive with the engineer, check out our Locomotive Cab Rides page.