Railway Education Center
The Railway Education Center houses the Museum’s archival vault, library, classroom space, administrative offices, and public restrooms for the Railway History Campus.
The research library and archives preserve historical documents including engineering records, books, photographs, historical memoirs, and blueprints. It supports collection care and interpretation and allows researchers access to information from our unique collection.
The Railway Education Center provides a reading room for the public to utilize this collection of non-circulating material via pre-arranged appointments.
The Museum’s library offers knowledge on railroad history and technology from across the globe, many of which are primary sources that document contemporary accounts of historical events and later remembrances by eyewitnesses.
Our archives consist of primary and secondary sources such as: letters, diaries, organizational records, monographs, periodicals, photographs, engineering records, and union meeting minutes. As well as advertising material such as timetables and promotional brochures, architectural plans, maps, films and videotapes, oral histories, and sound recordings.