Dedicated to protecting and sharing California’s railway heritage, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation works to bring railway history to life.


As the driving force behind North America’s finest railroad destinations, we are constantly striving to preserve our shared history, inspire future generations, and educate the global community about the past, present, and future of railroad technology and innovation.

About Us

About the Foundation

The California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CSRMF) is an official cooperating association with California State Parks and a 501 (3) c organization. CSRMF provides funding for ongoing support of numerous programs at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown, and the future Railroad Technology Museum.

Our Mission

The mission of the CSRMF is to generate revenue and awareness on behalf of its destinations, while supporting the preservation, interpretation and promotion of our railroad heritage.

Staff & Board

Foundation Staff

Cheryl Marcell
President & CEO

(916) 445-0945

Shell Mercurio 
Finance Director 
(916) 324-4558

Tom Grenache 
Retail Operations Director
(916) 324-5718

Jennifer Sengo
Membership & Development Manager
(916) 445-8242 

Sam Mello 
Programs Manager 
(916) 322-8485

Melanie Koch
Events Manager
(916) 324-8859

Lori Hanley
Communications & Marketing Specialist
(916) 445-2560

(916) 445-5995

Museum Store
(916) 324-4950

CSRMF Board of Directors

Robert J. Slobe
President, North Sacramento Land Company

William A. Gould, Jr.
Of Counsel, Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney

Roger Baccigaluppi
Vice Chairman
Chairman/CEO RB International

Thomas (Thom) M. Gilbert, CPA
Vice Chairman
Gilbert Associates, Inc.

Jack H. Walston
Vice Chairman/CFO
Theriot Walston, Inc.
Los Angeles

Wesley Yee, DDS

Yee Dental Group

Cheryl Marcell
President & CEO
CSRM Foundation

John Gilmore
Chairman Emeritus
Of Counsel, Cregger & Chalfant

Richard L. Boje
Chairman Emeritus
Retired, Wannamakers and Carter Hawley Hale (Weinstock’s)

Christopher I.M. Houser
Chairman Emeritus
Retired, Union Bank Foundation
Sierra Madre


Current Foundation Projects


The California State Railroad Museum Foundation is pleased to present our year ending statement of activities. It is our mission to raise and manage funds to support the California State Railroad Museum and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

Audited Financial Statements

December 31, 2015

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December 31, 2014

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December 31, 2013

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December 31, 2012

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