At the Western Railway Museum, all our volunteers strive to make our museum the finest example of historic preservation and interpretation in America. Generous support from members and friends are key to all museum activities and programs. Thanks to your help and support, we can do it!
Metro Car 164
The Western Railway Museum has the unique opportunity to preserve the last P2020 LRV from the Los Angeles Metro. We need your help to raise $10,000 to transport car 164 to the museum. With car 164 we can better educate our visitors on how the Metro revolutionized rapid transit with light rail in Los Angeles County.
Car House Four
The Car House Four project will provide state-of-the-art protection to our railway artifacts. This project will replace our Car House One, which is reaching the end of its practical lifespan, with a new facility that will greatly enhance the preservation of our artifacts. Planning for the new facility is progressing and will soon allow construction to begin. Please consider a donation to allow this important project to go forward!
Rapid Transit History Center
During the development of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District over 50 years ago, many innovative technologies were incorporated into this ground-breaking mass-transit system. Now that the original fleet of cars is being replaced, the Western Railway Museum would like to preserve a representative BART train that will showcase the innovations of the transit system developed for the Bay Area. Please help us preserve this important technological link that has shaped the last 50 years of development in the Bay Area.
Ever since the Western Railway Museum acquired the historic Sacramento Northern Railway in Solano County almost 30 years ago, volunteers have been working steadily to restore the track, bridges and overhead wire system for operation of museum trains. This phase will extend operations to the historic site of Molena to the south of the museum. Please help by providing the resources our volunteers need to continue this work.
The General Fund
There is nothing more exciting or satisfying than contributing to a major museum project and seeing it to completion. Yet once the job is finished and the excitement is over, it is the general fund that provides the resources to cover maintenance and keeps the lights on. Your donation will help keep us doing what we do best!