Returning to our Mission
"To preserve the regional history of electric railways as a living resource for the benefit of present and future generations"
Electric railroads of the 20th century helped bind cities together and helped bind cities into regions, supporting regional business and transportation needs. Often they acted as the connection between local communities and the big national railroads.
In times like these, we are well aware we are just one of the many voices asking for your support. Recent donations have allowed us to properly outfit our museum facilities and staff for safe operation, and therefore a return to public operation.
Your gift of any amount helps the continued pursuit of its mission. The Western Railway Museum is a 501 (c)(3) public benefit, non-profit corporation, and your donations are tax deductible
Help Save The San Diego Electric PCC 502
We have a unique opportunity to acquire the first Presidents Conference Committee (PCC) streetcar to arrive on the West Coast. PCCs were the last streetcars built in the United States prior to the Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) era. San Diego Electric Railway PCC #502 has been offered to the museum. We need your help to acquire and preserve this historic streetcar where it will join our fleet of historic equipment.
Museum Closed Until Further Notice
Due to the governor’s address, we will be closed until further notice. In the meantime, we are working on making the museum safe for both our volunteers and guests.
When the museum does open up, you can expect:
- the museum adheres to California and Solano County guidelines for facility safety.
- enhanced cleaning and sanitation of our visitors center and operating rail cars.
- all staff will be wearing masks, for protection of the public and staff, including our valuable volunteers.
We hope to you back at the museum very soon!