Library & Archives

Preserving and providing access to the history of railroads and railroading in California, the West, and the Nation.

Library & Archives are open by appointment only, Monday through Friday.

Please call (916) 323-8073 or e-mail us at [email protected] to schedule a visit.
Your appointment is not confirmed until you hear from CSRM staff.

Our Lives Are Made of Railroad Stories - A Digital Exhibit

This digital exhibit provides a look into the Library & Archive’s extensive collections and efforts to help preserve our shared railroad heritage. Photographs and materials from across California show how railroad history shaped our communities, families, and our own lives in surprising ways.

View the Exhibit