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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.  
 

Railroad   California

 
  Railroad Pages: AK-CA, CA, CO-FL, GA-IN, KS-LA, MA-ME MI-MTNE-NM, NV-NY, OH-SDTN-TX, UT-ZZ  

 

 

California
McCloud
Shasta Sunset Dinner Train
PO Box 1199
McCloud CA 96057
Phone
530 964-2142
Web Site
www.shastasunset.com
Toll Free 800 7332141
Description dinner rides in Mount Shasta locale
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Nature of Group or Site Eating
Last changed: 01/12/2003

California
Oakdale
Sierra Railroad Golden Sunset Dinner Train
 220 S Sierra Avenue

Oakdale  CA
 
Phone  209 848-2100
 
Web Site  http://www.sierrarailroad.com/index.html
 
Toll Free  800 866-1690
 
Description  38 mile tour with dinner in the Sierra foothills
 
Type of Resource  Railway
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Nature of Group or Site  Eating
 
New or Updated:  07/11/2003
 

  CA

  Pasadena

  Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society

  PO Box 93697

  Pasadena CA   91109    

  Web  http://www.sphts.org/index.html

  E-mail  mailto: sphts@sphts.org

  Description  history, railfanning, archives, model railroading information

  Type of Resource   History Related Organization

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Nature of Group or Site  Association

  Collection G-M  Model Railroad

  Research   Archives

  New or Updated  2/2/2006

California
Perris
Orange Empire Railway Museum
2201 South A Street
Perris CA 92570
Phone
909 657-2605
Alt Phone 909 943-3020
Web Site http://www.oerm.org/
E-mail mailto:oerm@pe.net
Description collection of working locomotives, trolley and rolling stock, also home to the Harvey Girl Historical Society
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Train Ride
Collection N-Z Trolleys
New or Updated: 07/08/2003

  California
 
Poway
 
Poway Midland Railroad
 
14134 Midland Road
 
MAIL PO Box 1244
 
Poway  CA  92074   
 
Phone  858 486-4063
 
Web Site  http://www.powaymidlandrr.org/
 
Description  Group restores, operates & maintains RR & trolley equipment in Old Poway                         Park
 
Type of Resource  Railway
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Kind of Activity  Train Rides
 
Collection N-Z  Trolley
 
Owner/Operator:  Poway-Midland RR Volunteers Inc
 
New or Updated:  07/09/2003

  CA

  San Diego

  San Diego Model Railroad Museum, Inc

  1649 El Prado

  San Diego  CA  92101    

  Phone  619 233-8269

  Web Site www.sdmodelrailroadm.com

  Description  27000 square foot indoor model railroad display

  Type of Resource  Railway

  Primary Focus  Railroad

  Collection G-M  Models

  Owner/Operator:  La Mesa Model Railroad Club

  New or Updated:  1/8/2007

California
San Dimas
Pacific Railroad Society Museum
210 E Bonita Ave
San Dimas CA 91773
Phone 909 394-0616
Web Site http://www.pacificrailroadsociety.org/sandimas/museum.html
Description located in former ATSF depot with railroad memorabilia and library
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Depot
Research /Reading Library
New or Updated: 05/27/2003

California
San Francisco
Golden Gate Railroad Museum
Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard
San Francisco CA 94062
Phone 415 822-8728
Web Site http://www.ggrm.org/
E-mail mailto:ggrm_ral@hotmail.com
Description over 30 pieces of rolling stock including several steam engines. You can climb into the cabs and even arrange to drive a locomotive
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Collection N-Z Rolling Stock
New or Updated: 05/30/2003

California
San Jose
California Trolley and Railroad Corporation
1600 Senter Road
San Jose CA 95112
Phone 408 293-2276
Web Site http://www.ctrc.org/
Description group has restored several trolley & other vehicles on display at Trolley Barn, seeking site for rail museum
Type of Resource History Related Organization
Primary Focus Railroad
Collection N-Z Trolleys
New or Updated: 07/04/2003

  San Leandro

  San Leandro Railway Historical Society

  1302 Orchard Ave

  Thrasher Park

  San Leandro  CA   94577    

  Phone  510 569-2490

  Web Site www.slhrs.org/

  E-mail  info@slhrs.org

  Description  Miniature railroad in restored Depot building

  Type of Resource  History Related Organization

  Primary Focus Railroad

  Building Type  Depot

  Collection G-M   Models

  New or Updated:   3/13/2007

California
Santa Rosa
California Northwestern Railway Museum
50 W 6th St
Santa Rosa CA 95401
Phone 707 575-7874
Web Site ******
Description
Type of Resource
Museum
Primary Focus
Railroad
New or Updated:
06/06/2003

California
Simi Valley
Rancho Simi Foundation
6503 Katherine Road
Simi Valley CA 93063
Phone 805 581-3462
Web Site http://www.trainweb.org/ssmrc/ssrhs/foundation.htm
Description group has restored local depot which holds a large model railroad
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Depot
Collection G-M Model Railroad
New or Updated: 06/10/2003

California
Suisun
Western Railway Museum
5848 Highway 12
Suisun CA 94585
Phone
707 374-2978
Web Site http://www.wrm.org/index.html
Description electric streetcars & interurban cars, one mile loop on grounds & rides on portion of SN interurban mainline.
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Research /Reading Library
Owner/Operator: Bay Area Electric Railroad Association
Last changed: 02/23/2003

California
Woodland
Yolo Shortline Railroad Co
341 Industrial Way
Woodland CA 95776
Phone
530 681-1043
Web Site http://www.yslrr.com/
Description scenic and them tours of Sacramento River Valley, line also is functioning freight operator
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Kind of Activity Train Ride
Collection N-Z Rolling Stock
New or Updated: 06/16/2003

California
Yreka
Yreka Western Railroad
PO Box 660
Yreka CA 96097
Phone
530 842-4146
Web Site
www.snowcrest.net/yrekawesternrr/
Toll Free
800 973-5277
Description
100+ year old line across the Shasta River
Type of Resource Railway
Primary Focus Railroad
Last changed: 01/12/2003

 

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