Pacific Railroad Society Museum

at the SAN DIMAS Santa Fe Railroad Station


Open to the Public: Call first to confirm schedule (909) 394-0616

Our Pacific Railroad Museum will be re-opening on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, starting on June 19, 2021.  Access will be limited to comply with Covid safety requirements.

Admission is free

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.

Map & Directions:

The main access route, Bonita Ave, is now closed at Cataract (BNSF Track) for the Foothill “L” Line overpass construction project. Access must be done by way of San Dimas Ave off of Interstate 210 or by way of Arrow Highway off State Route 57 and then to San Dimas Ave. Our museum and other businesses may be impacted as traffic in downtown San Dimas is now inhibited.  This closure is expected to continue until mid August.

San Dimas Depot with water reflection

Photo by Phil Ebiner

Read Pasadena Star-News article on the Pacific Railroad Society Museum by Keith Birmingham:

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 1997-2022 Pacific Railroad Society, Inc. 


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