in the SAN DIMAS Station
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.
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.
Open to the Public:
Mondays 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Wednesdays 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission is free
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.
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
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one of many photos at the Pacific Railroad Society Museum Libary
in San Dimas.
Photo by Geo M Cary.