The Museum is open on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. It is located at 210 W. Bonita Avenue in San Dimas, California 91773 and is ADA accessible.
The Museum used to be a Santa Fe Railroad Depot where passengers and freight were picked up and dropped off. Multiple tracks running past the depot serviced heavy freight trains, citrus trains, and passenger trains. The original depot opened in 1889, but was destroyed by fire in 1933. It was replaced with the current Art Deco style building in 1934 and operated until 1961.
Visit and experience an historic train depot. From the old-fashioned waiting room to the genuine station agent's office and signal equipment, there's lots to see. Knowledgeable docents are on hand to explain the highlights and offer in-depth historical context. The gift shop features model trains, Thomas the Tank Engine books, and railroad publications. For research-minded folks, the Museum Library houses one of the country's best collections of railroad photographs, maps, and ephemera.
The Museum is staffed by volunteers, so please call (909) 394-0616 before you visit to confirm the schedule. PRS endeavors to open the Museum on additional days to accommodate researchers, tour groups, school tours, and special requests. Please call (909) 394-0616 to arrange a visit during off-hours.
Access is limited to comply with applicable State and Local COVID requirements, and masks may be required depending on current conditions.
The Museum 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 Museum and Library is immediately on your right. Parking is free in the adjacent lots.