California State Railroad Museum

Point of Interest - California

The California State Railroad Museum interprets the role of the "iron horse" in connecting California to the rest of the nation. It is located in Old Sacramento at 111 I Street. The museum features 21 restored locomotives and railroad cars, some dating back to 1862. The "Sierra Scene" shows a large scale mockup of a construction scene high in the Sierra Nevada representing Donner Pass circa 1867, featuring the locomotive Gov. Stanford. Other exhibits show how the influence of railroads changed American society, influencing travel, commerce and daily life, as well as the lives of railroaders and the diversity of people who work on railroads. Changing exhibits featuring photography, ephemera, and artifacts from the museum's collection, add depth and incidental information to the overall story of railroad history. The roundhouse area of the museum features a rotating display of locomotives and equipment belonging to the museum.

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Boundary Map of the Mother Lode BLM Field Office in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Mother Lode - Boundary Map

Boundary Map of the Mother Lode BLM Field Office in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Vintage 1957 USGS 1:250000 map of Sacramento in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).Vintage USGS - Sacramento - 1957

Vintage 1957 USGS 1:250000 map of Sacramento in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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Brochure of California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park (SHP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.California State Railroad Museum / Old Sacramento - Brochure

Brochure of California State Railroad Museum and Old Sacramento State Historic Park (SHP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=668 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_State_Railroad_Museum The California State Railroad Museum interprets the role of the "iron horse" in connecting California to the rest of the nation. It is located in Old Sacramento at 111 I Street. The museum features 21 restored locomotives and railroad cars, some dating back to 1862. The "Sierra Scene" shows a large scale mockup of a construction scene high in the Sierra Nevada representing Donner Pass circa 1867, featuring the locomotive Gov. Stanford. Other exhibits show how the influence of railroads changed American society, influencing travel, commerce and daily life, as well as the lives of railroaders and the diversity of people who work on railroads. Changing exhibits featuring photography, ephemera, and artifacts from the museum's collection, add depth and incidental information to the overall story of railroad history. The roundhouse area of the museum features a rotating display of locomotives and equipment belonging to the museum.

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