Library Collections

Some materials are housed off site in the Statewide Museum Collections Center. Please contact Library staff at least a week in advance of your visit to allow Staff time to bring requested items to the Library reading room. Library hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Library is closed on all state holidays and the Saturdays during Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.

The Library organizes its documentary collections, both physically and intellectually, by type. There are several levels of access to documentary collections. For some, there is only an alphabetical list of railroads represented. For others, there are descriptive finding aids. Many document types have been catalogued into databases which can be searched by keywords and categories such as corporate name, geographic location or date.

Books and Periodicals

Corporate Collections



Genealogy Resources

Manuscript Collections




Trade Catalogs

To be certain the collection you want to see will be available, contact staff ahead of time.

Phone: (916) 323-8073
Fax: (916) 327-5655
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