Pacific Railroad Society Museum

at the SAN DIMAS Santa Fe Railroad Station


Open to the Public: (call first to confirm schedule)

Mondays 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Wednesdays 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Saturdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Pacific Railroad Museum is temporarily closed due to restrictions on museums imposed by the California Governor in response to the Covid-17 virus.

Admission is free

Group tours for up to 15 can be prearranged by appointment for most Fridays

PRS operates the Pacific Railroad Museum in the former Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe depot in San Dimas, California.  Our goal is to restore the depot to represent a working railroad station.  Artifacts and exhibits on various aspects of railroading are on display there.

The depot also houses our extensive railroad research library containing books, documents, maps and photographs collected since the 1930s.  This facility is open to the public and staffed by PRS volunteers

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.


Curator Dave Housh, left, with Marti Ann Draper of the Pacific Railroad Society in front of the Pacific Railroad Museum and Library inside the train depot in San Dimas. (Pasadena Star-News, Keith Birmingham / Staff Photographer)

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ATSF passenger train with the San Dimas sign.  

Credit to Bob Gottier, Steve Crise Archive

Pacific Railroad Society, Inc. 

210 W. Bonita Ave. 

San Dimas, CA 91773

Phone: (909) 394-0616

Copyright 1997-2017 Pacific Railroad Society, Inc. 


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