Copyright 1997-2015 Pacific Railroad Society, Inc.
PACIFIC RAILROAD LIBRARY
in the SAN DIMAS Station
The focus of the library is on the 2nd (or Pasadena) Sub-division of the Coast Division of the Santa Fe, the Interurban operations of the Pacific Electric lines and other rail activities relating to the Los Angeles basin. Large collections exist of topographic maps (old and current), SF photos, UP photos, PE photos, a large collection of timetables from all roads (old and current years), and a complete set of Calif PUC rulings since 1900.
The library indexes its own material as well as that of the Electric Railway Historical Society of Los Angeles and will cross index with the Orange Empire Railway Museum (OERM) as time permits. It also provides Internet access to other materials-off line.
Materials do not circulate but comfortable facilities are available for study or leisure reading. The Station is also available for other Civic functions. The hours are seasonal and expanding--please call to confirm on (909) 394-0616.
Located The PRS Museum and Library is located 10 miles east of Pasadena. From the 210 Freeway travel south on the 57 Freeway and exit at Arrow Highway. Turn left on Arrow Highway under the freeway to Bonita Ave. Turn left onto Bonita. Proceed on Bonita past the BNSF Railroad crossing. The PRS Museum and Library is immediately on your right. Traveling north on the 57 Freeway, take the Arrow Highway exit. Continue straight across Arrow Highway onto Bonita Ave. and continue past the BNSF Railroad crossing. The PRS Museum and Library is immediately on your right.
Pacific Railroad Society, Inc., 210 W. Bonita Ave., San Dimas, CA 91773