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More than 55 years have now passed since the museum’s inception, and although a much smaller percentage of the population remembers riding on the Red and Yellow trolleys of days past, Los Angeles is once again busy building one of the nation’s largest rail transit systems. A new generation of Southern Californians is growing up with trains, and the Orange Empire Railway museum is in a better position than ever to continue its work of “bringing Southern California’s railway history to life”.

Today the “Orange Empire” is known as the “Inland Empire”, and houses have replaced the orange groves. The Orange Empire Railway museum’s collection of more than 200 streetcars and rail vehicles provides an opportunity to experience the early days of electric and steam railway transportation in and around Los Angeles.