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
The Western Railway Museum needs your help during these uncertain times. Your donation to the Museum's General Fund helps us pay our utility bills, maintain our buildings and grounds, perform track and overhead lines maintenance, and continue car maintenance and restoration in our shop. Donating to the General Fund also helps us prepare the Museum for reopening by making our buildings and grounds safe for our visitors and volunteers. Would you please consider a donation to help keep the Museum moving?
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!