California Train Museum List


California Train Museums are amazingly diverse, and important in preserving a significant era and its artifacts in the settlement of California in the early 1800's. While we have not visited a large portion of the museums, some of our very favorites include the Roaring Camp Railroad in Felton because of its amazing rides, California State Railroad Museum because of its pristine collection of cars, trains and memorabilia, and Orange Empire Railroad Museum because of its extensive collection of rail cars significant to transportation in Los Angeles and California during the early to mid-20th century.


California's history of the train is fascinating. The state was often the final stop for a train route during the era in which the nation's infrastructure of transportation was initially built in the mid-to-late 1800s. Trains still connect California with the rest of the nation, and throughout California, a variety of local trains, Amtrak, and trains in museums or operated as historic rides offer a glimpse into a totally different lifestyle in which people connect and have an experience that often features unique views of the topography and landscape of California and its destinations.  In  the right column we've even featured theme parks you can click to and buy tickets that have train or tram rides. Disneyland has a fantastic train. Knott's Berry Farm's train is awesome, too.




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City (nearby) Name Contact
Barstow Western America Railroad Museum
Calico Calico Ghost Town Train
Felton Roaring Camp Railroad
Fort Bragg - Willits Skunk Train, Sierra Railroad, RiverTrain
Imperial County - Campo Pacific Southwest Railway Museum
Los Angeles Travel Town Transportation Museum
Nevada City Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad
Perris Orange Empire Railroad Museum in Perris
Sacramento California State Railroad Museum
San Francisco Golden Gate Railroad Museum
Santa Clara South Bay Historical Railroad Society Museum
Sonoma Sonoma Valley Depot Park Museum
Suisun Western Railway Museum in Suisun
Yosemite - Fish Camp Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad





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