Other websites of interest to those interested in wooden
and in railway car restoration.
The Association of Railway Museums helps these museums exchange information with
each other and improve professional standards. Their website is designed to aid
member museums and others interested in railway preservation.
CALIFORNIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM
Excellent research site.
ILLINOIS RAILWAY MUSEUM
Lots of restoration going on. On their homepage, select any of
the Departments under “Department News.” Then look for the “Restoration
Projects” button on the button bar to the left.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AMERICAN
MEMORY HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS
A gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and
culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital
items from more than 100 historical collections. May take awhile to learn to
find your way around, but there are plenty of helps.
RAILWAY & MUSEUM
A grand collection of wooden passenger cars, well
displayed and described on-line. Also, a bastion of reconstruction work, with great
The Nevada State Railroad Museum houses over 60 pieces of railroad
equipment from Nevada’s past. The bulk of the equipment is from the Virginia &
Truckee Railroad, and a number of cars have been restored.
NEW YORK MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION
NORTH AMERICAN VINTAGE TROLLEY SYSTEMS
This site provides an overview of Vintage Trolley (a.k.a.
Heritage Trolley) operations in North America. From these pages you can visit
the impressive variety of systems now in regular operation, as well as learn
about proposals for new systems.
Read about the development of their
News about railway restoration and preservation projects of all kinds,
railway locomotives, rolling stock, track, structures and rights-of-way. Also
articles, editorials and a bulletin board.
SEASHORE TROLLEY MUSEUM
“A Living History of Public Transportation — Home of The National
Collection of American Streetcars” Has a number of
projects underway, with excellent coverage at their website.
SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF CARTER
The purpose of the SPCRR is to locate, preserve,
restore and interpret the products of the first industry of the City of Newark
(CA), Carter Brothers, for the historical and educational benefit of the
general public. Neat site for all interested in the Carter Brothers products
(and the South Pacific
STEAM ERA FREIGHT CARS
The stated purpose of this well-done website is to be a place where model
railroaders who seek to produce the most prototypically accurate freight cars
possible can come to view information pertinent to their pursuits. It has a
great deal of prototype information including a growing selection of images of
builder catalog pages.
Another excellent museum preserving and restoring valuable historic
equipment including a White Motor Co. railbus and a ventilated refrigerator
car built by St. Louis Car Co. (AC&F) for the Union Refrigerator Transit Lines