Monday, August 1, 2011

Orange Empire Railway Museum (OERM) Members Night

OERM_MembersNight_July2011_ 078We love OERM but it is a bit pricey for us normal folks during the day (normal prices-- $12 for adults, $8 for children 5-11, free for kids under 5.). But on Members night we go with Grandpa Marcroft (a member) and get to ride the trains for free! Woo hoo! It’s a bit of a drive to Perris, CA but it is worth it to see the boys faces when they see all of those old trains, trolleys and street cars. We went on Saturday (7/30) and they were in heaven from the moment they stepped onto the property.

We invited our friend Lincoln who loves trains and he brought his daddy, his grandpa and his cousin Matt. They seemed to enjoy themselves as well! Talk about a lot of boys who love trains! The only problem is that there were so many trains in so many directions they were trying to run everywhere which can be dangerous with a bunch of trains on the tracks!

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One of the best parts of the night is that they let members run the trains! They even let Nathan, Sam and myself (people with zero experience) drive. They let us drive this old PCC street car, LARy 3001, which  was super easy to drive just a dead man, a brake and a gas pedal, no steering.

Here we are driving (we have proof!)

OERM_MembersNight_July2011_ 047Nate was a little short so he had to almost stand up but he did it! Lincoln, Matt and their grandpa got to as well (see the album for pics)!OERM_MembersNight_July2011_ 040And me! It was fun!
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Sammy made friends with Jacob and they happily rode trains together until they kicked us out!

OERM_MembersNight_July2011_ 142  Danny was in heaven! A balloon and trains everywhere!

OERM_MembersNight_July2011_ 085 Nathan was pretty stoked as well!OERM_MembersNight_July2011_ 088I forgot to get a family picture this year, but there is always next year. Here is a picture of Thad and I at least!

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Find the rest of the pics of people and trains at Smugmug or look through a few favorites below in the mini album!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello, I am one of the new OERM webmasters. I saw a few great pictures of your kids posted here. I was wondering if we could use them for the new website. Please contact me at Thanks!

-Ryan Steidinger

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