California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento Photos

The California State Railroad Museum, located in Old Sacramento, has one of the finest collections of early locomotives, many associated with the first transcontinental railroad which terminated in Sacramento. Sacramento earned this distinction because four investors took the chance of backing the transcontinental concept when none in San Francisco would. The museum has among the finest displays of any railway collection & is as much a museum about the opening of the West.

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California State Railroad Museum sign. Sacramento, CA.California State Railroad Museum building in Old Sacramento. Sacramento, CA.First locomotive of Central Pacific Railroad named Gov. Stanford at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Side view of Gov. Stanford 4-4-0 locomotive built by Richard Norris & Sons of Philadelphia at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
California State Railroad Museum sign. Sacramento, CA.California State Railroad Museum building in Old Sacramento. Sacramento, CA.First locomotive (1862) of Central Pacific Railroad named Gov. Stanford at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Side view of Gov. Stanford 4-4-0 locomotive built by Richard Norris & Sons of Philadelphia (1862) at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Makers plate of 4-4-0 locomotive built by Richard Norris & Sons of Philadelphia at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Replica of snow shed of the type built through the Sierra Nevada mountains at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Diorama of Chinese workers blasting rock at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Cab & tender of North Pacific Coast Railroad "Sonoma" locomotive at California State Railroad Museum last operated at San Francisco International Exposition in 1939-40. Sacramento, CA.
Makers plate of 4-4-0 locomotive built by Richard Norris & Sons of Philadelphia (1862) at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Replica of snow shed of the type built through the Sierra Nevada mountains at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Diorama of Chinese workers blasting rock at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Cab & tender of North Pacific Coast Railroad "Sonoma" locomotive at California State Railroad Museum last operated at San Francisco International Exposition in 1939-40. Sacramento, CA.
North Pacific Coast Railroad locomotive #12 "Sonoma" by Baldwin Locomotive Works Philadelphia at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Headlamp of North Pacific Coast Railroad locomotive #12 at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Monterey & Salinas Valley combination passenger & freight car by Carter Bros. of Monterey at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Nevada Central Railway passenger coach #3 at California State Railroad Museum last operated at San Francisco International Exposition in 1939-40. Sacramento, CA.
North Pacific Coast Railroad locomotive #12 "Sonoma" (1876) by Baldwin Locomotive Works Philadelphia at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Headlamp of North Pacific Coast Railroad locomotive #12 at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Monterey & Salinas Valley combination passenger & freight car (1874) by Carter Bros. of Monterey at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Nevada Central Railway passenger coach #3 (1881) at California State Railroad Museum last operated at San Francisco International Exposition in 1939-40. Sacramento, CA.
Virginia & Truckee Railroad locomotive #12 "Genoa" by Baldwin Locomotive Works Philadelphia at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Virginia & Truckee Railroad locomotive #12 "Genoa" is still operational at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Virginia & Truckee tender at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Virginia & Truckee Railroad combination passenger & baggage car by Detroit Car Works at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Virginia & Truckee Railroad locomotive #12 "Genoa" (1873) by Baldwin Locomotive Works Philadelphia at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Virginia & Truckee Railroad locomotive #12 "Genoa" is still operational at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Virginia & Truckee tender at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Virginia & Truckee Railroad combination passenger & baggage car (1874) by Detroit Car Works at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Baggage & Express lettering on Virginia & Truckee combination car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.VT filigree on Virginia & Truckee combination car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Virginia & Truckee Railroad locomotive #13 "Empire" by Baldwin Locomotive Works Philadelphia at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Cab of Virginia & Truckee Railroad locomotive #13 "Empire" at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Baggage & Express lettering on Virginia & Truckee combination car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.VT filigree on Virginia & Truckee combination car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Virginia & Truckee Railroad locomotive #13 "Empire" (1873) by Baldwin Locomotive Works Philadelphia at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Cab of Virginia & Truckee Railroad locomotive #13 "Empire" at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Drive wheels of Virginia & Truckee Railroad locomotive #13 "Empire" at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Tender of Virginia & Truckee Railroad locomotive #13 "Empire" at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Southern Pacific Railroad locomotive #1 "C.P. Huntington" by Danforth, Cooke & Co., Paterson, NJ, at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Southern Pacific Railroad locomotive #1 "C.P. Huntington" at California State Railroad Museum was originally used by Central Pacific & displayed at Panama Pacific Exposition in 1914. Sacramento, CA.
Drive wheels of Virginia & Truckee Railroad locomotive #13 "Empire" at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Tender of Virginia & Truckee Railroad locomotive #13 "Empire" at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Southern Pacific Railroad locomotive #1 "C.P. Huntington" (1863) by Danforth, Cooke & Co., Paterson, NJ, at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Southern Pacific Railroad locomotive #1 "C.P. Huntington" (1863) at California State Railroad Museum was originally used by Central Pacific & displayed at Panama Pacific Exposition in 1914. Sacramento, CA.
Union Pacific Railroad locomotive #4466 by Lima Ohio Locomotive Works at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Union Pacific Railroad 0-6-0 steam locomotive #4466 switching yard goat at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Southern Pacific Railroad 4-6-2 "Pacific" steam locomotive #2467 by Baldwin Locomotive Works at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Southern Pacific Railroad 4-6-2 "Pacific" steam locomotive in front of Great Northern Post Office car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Union Pacific Railroad locomotive #4466 (1920) by Lima Ohio Locomotive Works at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Union Pacific Railroad 0-6-0 steam locomotive #4466 switching yard goat at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Southern Pacific Railroad 4-6-2 "Pacific" steam locomotive #2467 (1921) by Baldwin Locomotive Works at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Southern Pacific Railroad 4-6-2 "Pacific" steam locomotive in front of Great Northern Post Office car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Southern Pacific Railroad 4-8-8-2 cab forward steam locomotive #4294 by Baldwin Locomotive Works at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Forward cab of Southern Pacific Railroad 4-8-8-2 steam locomotive #4294, last of its kind, at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Western Pacific Railroad F7 Diesel locomotive #913 by General Motors at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Western Pacific Railroad F7 Diesel locomotive #913 by General Motors at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Southern Pacific Railroad 4-8-8-2 cab forward steam locomotive #4294 (1944) by Baldwin Locomotive Works at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Forward cab of Southern Pacific Railroad 4-8-8-2 steam locomotive #4294, last of its kind, at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Western Pacific Railroad F7 Diesel locomotive #913 (1950) by General Motors at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Western Pacific Railroad F7 Diesel locomotive #913 (1950) by General Motors at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Georgia Northern Railroad Gold Coast private passenger car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Georgia Northern Railroad Gold Coast passenger car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Bedroom aboard Georgia Northern Railroad Gold Coast passenger car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Santa Fe "Cochita" dining car by Budd Co., Philadelphia at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Georgia Northern Railroad Gold Coast private passenger car (1905) at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Georgia Northern Railroad Gold Coast passenger car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Bedroom aboard Georgia Northern Railroad Gold Coast passenger car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Santa Fe "Cochita" dining car (1937) by Budd Co., Philadelphia at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Santa Fe "Cochita" dining car used on streamlined AT&SF Chicago Super Chief service at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Kitchen of Santa Fe "Cochita" dining car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Serving area of Santa Fe "Cochita" dining car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.AT&SF Mimbreno turtle plate used on Super Chief trains at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Santa Fe "Cochita" dining car used on streamlined AT&SF Chicago Super Chief service at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Kitchen of Santa Fe "Cochita" dining car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Serving area of Santa Fe "Cochita" dining car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.AT&SF Mimbreno turtle plate used on Super Chief trains at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Loading ice on refrigerator freight car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Fruit Growers Express Ventilator & Refrigerator car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Second gold copy of Last Spike engraved with the names of California Pacific Railroad directors & executives at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Santa Fe Super Chief light panel at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Loading ice on refrigerator freight car at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Fruit Growers Express Ventilator & Refrigerator car (1924) at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Second gold copy of Last Spike engraved with the names of California Pacific Railroad directors & executives at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA. Santa Fe Super Chief light panel at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Santa Fe Super Chief insignias at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Southern Pacific Sunset Lines emblem in stained glass at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Southern Pacific scenic attractions promotional poster at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Promotional brochure covers by Great Northern, Southern Pacific & Western Pacific lines at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Santa Fe Super Chief insignias at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Southern Pacific Sunset Lines emblem (1929) in stained glass at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Southern Pacific scenic attractions promotional poster at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Promotional brochure covers by Great Northern, Southern Pacific & Western Pacific lines (c1920-30s) at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Southern Pacific promotional playing cards at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Railway union documents at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen memberships card at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Railway union convention ribbons at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Southern Pacific promotional playing cards at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Railway union documents at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen memberships card at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Railway union convention ribbons at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Part of model railway display at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Model railway roundhouse at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Overfair Railway one-third scale steam locomotive used to haul visitors around 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition of San Francisco at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Part of model railway display at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Model railway roundhouse at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.Overfair Railway one-third scale steam locomotive used to haul visitors around 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition of San Francisco at California State Railroad Museum. Sacramento, CA.

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