On the only dry day between the first and second of three fierce rainstorms, we headed to the 210 freeway, just as the last drops of rain hit our windshield. From the 210, we headed for the 15 then drove east on the 60, going until it turned into the 215 to Perris and the Orange Empire Railway Museum. We arrived at an absolutely empty parking lot.
By then the sun was shining, the sky was blue and we ended up having a delightful tour for just four of us. We saw beautiful engines, a postal car with a pock marked door that made us think of the great train robberies of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Large, small and medium gauge engines and cars, all beautifully restored, many open for public inspection.