Central Pacific Passenger Station

Please donate today and help preserve railroad history for future generations!

Imagine arriving in Sacramento in 1876 as one of the first passengers on the transcontinental railroad.

What would your journey have been like? What did the city of Sacramento look like 140 years ago through the soot and the steam? The Central Pacific Passenger Station in old Sacramento provides a unique look into the experiences of early rail travelers. And your help is desperately needed to help preserve this history to keep these stories alive.

The Passenger Station, part of the California State Railroad Museum complex, is a faithful re-creation of the original building as it appeared in 1876. In the 40 years since its reconstruction the building has been a special event venue, housing area for the Museum's rolling stock, and service area for the Sacramento Southern Railroad train ride program. 

Over the last 40 years, the rails and flooring in the main shed area have become warped and cracked preventing the building from being utilized to its full potential. We need your help to replace these structural elements to create a safe experience for visitors in order to fully reopen the building for public tours.

Honor the past and inspire the future by donating today!

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