On the Tracks –Train Days Rolls into San Bernardino County Museums
Trains and the railroad industry are an intricate part of the history of the Inland Empire. Trains running through the valley carrying goods from the East coast to the Pacific ocean’s edge, and back again, was how our local economy survived for hundreds of years.
In partnerships with local train clubs — ZoCal Z-scale Group, N-Land Pacific Modular Club, Green River Junction Railroad, and the Orange County N’Gineers – will host Train Days at the San Bernardino County (SBC) Museums in both Redlands and Apple Valley from Saturday, April 6 to Sunday, April 14. This annual event features intricate, operating model trains, a riding train, and family programming. Train club members will be leading instructions on module building for visitors and rail safety education organization, Operation Lifesaver, will be providing safety information.
At the SBC Museum in Redlands, the event opens with an “Off the Rails” dance party for families from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Model train layouts will be running throughout the museum and a trackless train will be available for ticketed rides on the weekends.
Train Days at the SBC Museums is another event reflecting the commitment of the county’s Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, and thereby creating desirable quality of life for residents and visitors.
General museum admission is: $10 for adults, $8 for military personnel and seniors, $7 for students with identification, and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. EBT cardholders’ admission is $1. Train Days admission is included with general museum admission.
The SBC Museum is located at 2024 Orange Tree Lane in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for recognized holidays. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities and parking is free. For additional general information about the SBC Museums visit the museum at: www.sbcounty.gov/museum or by calling: 909-798-8605.