It’s that time of year again; the next Brakeman Class at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum is less than two months away and there are still spaces available! This two-day hands-on class is offered twice a year and is the first step for those interested in becoming a volunteer for our weekend excursion train operations. The class will be held on April 3 and 10, 2021. See the brakeman class webpage for more information and to sign up. Museum membership is the only prerequisite.
Good news! The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo, CA is open! Come join us on Saturdays and Sundays for a 50 minute train ride through the beautiful mountains of Eastern San Diego County and tour our outdoor exhibits. You can purchase tickets today at psrm.org/tickets. For the safety of our guests, reservations are required to ride the train. Museum grounds are open from 9 AM until 5 PM. Masks are required while inside our gift shop, restrooms, and while aboard the train. Come enjoy the outdoors with us!
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.