Pacific Railroad Museum

210 West Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773 - United States




Free Everyday

The Pacific Railroad Museum is housed in the former Santa Fe Railroad, San Dimas Depot in the city of San Dimas California. The museum contains many artifacts and displays from the "Golden Age" of railroading in Southern California. We are open the first and third Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The museum also houses a non-lending library of over 3,000 books devoted to railroad subjects. We focus on the Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, Pacific Electric and the Los Angeles Railway. We also have an archive of thousands of still and moving images. This archive contains the collections of noted railroad photographers Ralph Melching and Chard Walker. This collection is available for researchers, historians, authors, and modelers by appointment.

There are also some interactive displays that can entertain and educate younger Railfans.


Various railroad artifacts and posters will be on display. Interactive displays include a working "Wig Wag" railroad crossing signal, telegraph station, railroad block signal and a working Pacific Electric "Johnson Fare Box".

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