The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum was established in 1961 and incorporated as an educational non-profit in 1963. PSRM established its primary location, Campo, California in 1981 and have been operating train rides for the public's enjoyment since 1986. Our Campo location is located fifty miles east of downtown San Diego off of Interstate 8. We are operated 100% by volunteers and are typically open every weekend offering 45 minute train rides through San Diego's high desert back country. At other times of the year, you can catch a special event train ride such as our North Pole Express, Pumpkin Express, Bunny Trains and other offerings.
The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association, Inc. is dedicated to preserving the physical legacy and the experience of rail transportation. Programs address the historical, social, economic and technical impact of railroading with particular emphasis on railroads of San Diego County and the larger systems with which they connected in the United States and Mexico.
The Museum stresses a living history approach in interpreting railroad history to the widest possible audience. PSRM’s programs are designed to increase public appreciation, education and enjoyment of the significance of the railroad heritage through:
The Museum's collections are used to support the following mainline stories and to create a museum specialty niche in historic preservation. Specific substories connect "branchlines" and are approached within the context of one or more of the major themes. The dominant perspective will always be the history of Pacific Southwest railroading.
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