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These are places about railroads.  Although many have trains or cars for you to ride, our Railways pages are all about where to get onboard.  The places in this Railroad section  help explain the history and lore of railroading.  
 

Railroads
 
Alaska - California
(Nevada City)

 
  Railroad Pages: AK-CA, CA, CO-FL, GA-IN, KS-LA, MA-ME MI-MTNE-NM, NV-NY, OH-SDTN-TX, UT-ZZ  
  Alaska
Anchorage
Alaska Railroad
PO Box 107500
Anchorage AK
Phone
Web Site www.akrr.com
Toll Free 800 544-0552
Description full service freight and passenger road serving Alaska
Type of Resource Getting There
Primary Focus Railroad
Last changed: 01/12/2003

Alaska

Skagway
White Pass & Yukon Route
PO Box 435
Skagway AK
Phone 907 983-2217
Web Site www.whitepassrailroad.com
Toll Free 800 343-7373
Description routes built to serve miners in the early 1900s, various tours 20-40 miles
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Last changed: 01/12/2003

 

 
  Alabama

  Calera

  Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

  1919 9th Street

  PO Box 727

  Calera  AL  35040    

  Phone  205 668-3435

  Web Site http://www.hodrrm.org/

  Toll Free 800 943-4490

  E-mail  mailto:mgarner@hodrrm.org

  Description  operates Calera & Shelby RR, depot museum in Calera

  Type of Resource  Railway

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  New or Updated:  6/27/2007

Huntsville
North Alabama Railroad Museum
694 Chase Road NE
PO Box 4163
Huntsville AL 35811
Phone 256 851-6276
Web Site www.suncompsvc.com/narm/
Description 10 mile round trip through wooded area
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Depot
Last changed: 01/08/2003

 

  AR

  Mammoth Spring

  Mammoth Spring State Park Depot Museum

  US 63

  PO Box 36

  Mammoth Spring  AR   72554    

  Phone  870 625-7364

  Alt Phone  870 625-7382

  Web Site http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/mammothspring

  E-mail  mammoth@ozarks.com

  Alt Web http://www.historystateparks.com/museums/

  Description  park and railroad memorabilia including Frisco caboose

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Building Type  Depot

  Era 1886

  New or Updated:  11/20/2006


Arkansas
Prescott
Nevada County Depot & Museum
400 West First St South
PO Box 592
Prescott AR 71857
Phone 870 887-5821
Web Site http://www.depotmuseum.org/
E-mail mailto:online@depotmuseum.org
Description in recently restored Missouri Pacific depot, reopening scheduled mid-2003
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Era 1912
Last changed: 03/08/2003
 

  AZ

  Chandler

  Arizona Railway Museum

  399 N Delaware Street

  MAIL PO Box 842

  Chandler AZ   85224    

  Phone  480 821-1108

  Web Site  http://www.azrymuseum.org/

  E-mail  mailto:azrrm@paloverde.com

  Description  focus on equipment - 2 locomotives, 4 passenger cars, a dozen more;

                    rail artifacts

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Collection   Rolling Stock

  New or Updated:  5/4/2006
 

  Clarkdale

  Verde Canyon Railroad

  300 N Broadway

  Clarkdale  AZ   86324    

  Phone  520 639-0010

  Web Site http://www.verdecanyonrr.com/

  Toll Free 800 320-0718

  E-mail   mailto:info@verdecanyonrr.com

  Description  4 hour train ride through desert canyons

  Type of Resource  Railway

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  NKind of Activity  Train Ride

  New or Updated:  9/15/2006

 

  AZ

  Phoenix

  Adobe Western Railroad Museum & Desert Railroad

  23280 North 43rd Avenue #75

  Phoenix  AZ   85310    

  Phone  623 974-0125

  Web Site http://www.maricopalivesteamers.com/index.html

  E-mail   mailto:dickg@azboss.com

  Alt Web http://www.azcama.com/museums/adobe_railroad.html

  Description  minature (but ridable) live steam locomotives & car, Arizona model

                    Railroad Society, Sahuaro Central RR HSP also on park grounds

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Collection G-M  Model Railroad

  Owner/Operator: Sahuaro Central RR Heritage Preservation Soc

  New or Updated:  10/19/2006


  Arizona

  Williams

  Grand Canyon Railway

  233 N Grand Canyon Boulevard

  Williams    AZ           86046    

  Web Site  http://www.thetrain.com/

  Toll Free  800 843-8724

  Description  train rides to the edge of the Grand Canyon, gunfights staged at depot

  Type of Resource   Railway

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  New or Updated:          1/17/2006

 

  Yuma

  Yuma Valley Railway

  8th  Street, 8 miles west of town

  PO Box 10305

  Yuma  AZ  85366    

  Phone   928 783-3456

  Alt Phone   520 782-9629

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.visityuma.com/attraction.htm

  Description  ride 1922 Pullman coach on 34 mile trip through desert and along Colorado

  Type of Resource   Railway

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  New or Updated: 11/16/2004

 
  California
*****
Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum
Address
*****
Phone
Web Site
http://cprr.org
Description web-based collection of thousands of photos and drawings of the transcontinental railroad
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Link List
Nature of Group or Site Online Museum
Collection N-Z Photography
New or Updated: 07/09/2003
 
  California
Campo
Pacific Southwest Railway
31123 1/2 Highway 94
MAIL 4695 Nebo Dr, La Mesa CA 91941
Campo CA 91906
Phone 619 465-7776
Alt Phone 619 478-9937
Web Site http://www.sdrm.org/
Description group runs San Diego Railroad Museum with 2 depots and library
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Train Ride
Collection N-Z Rolling Stock
Research /Reading Library
New or Updated: 07/09/2003
 
  California
Fillmore
Fillmore & Western Railway
250 Central Avenue
Fillmore CA 93015
Phone 890 524-2546
Web Site www.fwry.com
Toll Free 800 773-8724
Description excursion rides -- various tours & times, specialty trips, film division
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
New or Updated: 07/08/2003

California
Fillmore
Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society
445 Main Street
Fillmore CA
Phone 805 524-2254
Web Site http://www.scrvrhs.org/
Toll Free 888 340-4182
Description acquisition, preservation, restoration, exhibition, operation -- multiple activities, new home in former fire station
Type of Resource History Related Organization
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Firehouse
New or Updated: 07/09/2003
 

 

California
Fish Camp
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
56001 Highway 41
Fish Camp CA 93623
Phone 559 683-7273
Web Site http://www.ymsprr.com/
Description 4 mile excursion on former logging route through Sierra National Forest at south gate of Yosemite Park
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
New or Updated: 04/04/2003

  CA
 
Fremont
 
Patterson House at Ardenwood Farm
 
34600 Ardenwood Boulevard
 
Fremont  CA  94555 
 
Phone  510 796-0663
 
Web Site  http://www.ebparks.org/parks/arden.htm
 
E-mail  mailto:ardenwood@ebparks.org
 
Alt Web  http://www.fremont.gov/Recreation/ArdenwoodPark/default.htm
 
Description  house, animals, horse drawn railroad on working farm
 
Type of Resource  House Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type  Farm
 
Nature of Group or Site  Animals
 
New or Updated:  09/25/2003


California
Fremont
Niles Canyon Railway
DEPOT: Sunol Depot, 6 Kilkare Rd Sunol CA
PO Box 2247
Fremont CA 94536
Phone 925 862-9063
Web Site www.ncry.org
Description trips through scenic northern California, also collection of locomotives & rolling stock
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Train Rides
Collection N-Z Rolling Stock
Owner/Operator: Pacific Locomotive Association
New or Updated: 07/08/2003

California
Fullerton
Fullerton Railway Plaza Association
Fullerton Santa Fe Depot, 124 E Santa Fe Ave
 
MAIL:  PO Box 3987 Fullerton 92834
 
Fullerton  CA  92832 
 
Phone  714 278-0648
 
Web Site  http://www.trainweb.com/frpa/
 
E-mail  mailto:info@scrmf.org
 
Description  developing rail museum & restoration center at former depot
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type  Depot
 
New or Updated:  07/11/2003

California
Jamestown
Railtown 1897  State Historic Park
PO Box 1250
Jamestown  CA  95327   
 
  Phone  209 984-3953
 
Alt Phone  916 445-6645
 
Web Site  http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=491
 
Description
 
Type of Resource  Railway
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Kind of Activity  Train Rides
 
New or Updated:  07/11/2003
 

  CA

  Lomita

  Lomita Railroad Museum

  2137 West 250th St

  Lomita CA   90717    

  Phone   310 326-6255

  Web Site  http://www.lomita-rr.org/

  E-mail  mailto:m.martinez@lomita.com

  Description  built in 1966, modeled after a late 19th century depot

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Collection N-Z  Rolling Stock

  New or Updated:  12/30/2005

California
Long Beach
Electric Railway Historical Assoc of S California
1 World Trade Center
PO Box 32161
Long Beach CA 90832
Phone
Web Site
http://www.erha.org/
E-mail
members@erha.org
Description
meets once a month, sponsors rail fan trips and special events, web site features information on CA electric, cable, and traction lines
Type of Resource
History Related Organization
Primary Focus
Railroad
Nature of Group or Site
Association
New or Updated:
04/29/2003

California
Los Angeles
Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation
Address
Los Angeles CA
Phone
Web Site
http://www.larhf.org/
Description
dedicated to LA area railroading, sponsors events, publications, exhibits
Type of Resource
History Related Organization
Primary Focus Railroad
Nature of Group or Site Association
New or Updated: 07/08/2003

California
Los Angeles
Southern California Scenic Railway Association
PO Box 39727
Los Angeles  CA  90039    
  Phone
 
Web Site  http://www.scsra.org/intro.html
 
Description  promotes rail activities & history
 
Type of Resource  Railway
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Nature of Group or Site  Association
 
Collection N-Z  Model Railroad
 
New or Updated:  07/11/2003

California
Los Angeles
Travel Town Museum
5200 Zoo Drive
MAIL:  Dept of Recreation & Parks, 3900 W Chevy Chase
 
 Dr, MS 656-3, LA 90039
Los Angeles  CA  90072    
 
Phone  323 662-5874
 
Alt Phone  213 485-5520
 
Web Site  http://www.ci.la.ca.us/RAP/grifmet/tt/information.htm
 
Alt Web  http://www.scsra.org/ttown/
 
Description  located in Griffith Park, contains steam locomotives, vintage freight &
                       
passenger cars, cabooses, rail car motorcar
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Collection N-Z  Rolling Stock
 
Owner/Operator:  City of Los Angeles
 
New or Updated:  07/11/2003

California
Napa
Napa Valley Wine Train
1275 McKinstry St
Napa CA 94559
Phone 707 253-2111
Web Site http://www.winetrain.com/
Toll Free 800 427-4124
E-mail mailto:group@winetrain.com;sales@winetrain.com
Description 3 hour tours through vineyard region in vintage cars
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
New or Updated: 07/08/2003

California
Nevada City
Nevada County Traction Co
400 Railroad Avenue
Nevada City CA  95959
Phone 530 265-0896
Web Site http://www.ncgold.com/PlacestoStay/NorthernQueen/nctc.html
Description 1 1/2 hour tour through train relic collection & Chinese Cemetery, concentrates on Chinese immigration during Gold Rush
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Group Identity Chinese
Era 1860

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