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Museum Name Western Railway Museum
Location Rio Vista, CA
Museum Type Trolley Museum
Operation Trolley Operation
# of Collection  
Website www.wrm.org
Last Visit 2004

Transit Museums, North America
Western Railway Museum

This museum is located nearly half way between the Bay Area and Sacramento. It is primarily a traction museum complete with a long electrified line along the original Sacramento Northern interurban right-of-way. When in San Francisco, take the drive to Rio Vista!

The photos below are a mere sampling of the cars in their collection. Please enjoy!  

wrm-terminal-091601-02.jpgCar lined up at the new terminal at WRM (9/01)

wrm-key01.jpg (44507 bytes)This is a Key System Bridge Unit so called because it operated over the Bay Bridge.

wrm-key02.jpg (105553 bytes)Side view of a Bridge Unit, these cars served Oakland well before BART did.

wrm-muni01.jpg (133321 bytes)A East Bay trolley on the trolley loop awaiting passengers.

wrm-petaluma01.jpg (109281 bytes)Santa Rosa Petaluma Interurban car.

wrm-champoeg-091601-01.jpg (560880 bytes)Oregon Electric observation car the Champoeg. (9/01)

wrm-crandic111-091601-02.jpgCrandic car at the end of the museum mainline. (9/01) wrm-crandic111-091601-05.jpg (367801 bytes)Another view of the Crandic car. (9/01)
wrm-nyel-091601-06.jpgNY Manhattan Elevated car later used for the Richmond shipyard railway during WWII. (9/01) wrm-petaluma-091601-04.jpgPetaluma car #63 at speed on the museum mainline. (9/01)
wrm-sbay52-091601-07.jpgCar # 52 at end of track on the mainline (9/01) wrm-mgcpt1003-091601-01.jpgSF Magic Carpet PCC on museum trackage. (9/01)
mus-wrm-cctc7-041404-01.jpg (73364 bytes)Central Calif Traction Motor #7 at end of track (4/04) mus-wrm-cctc7-041404-04.jpg (70014 bytes)Central Calif Traction Motor #7 at end of track (4/04)
mus-wrm-oae1020-041404-01.jpg (66889 bytes)Oakland Antioch & Eastern #1020 at End of Track (4/04) mus-wrm-oe-champoeg-041404-01.jpg (69267 bytes)Oregon Electric "Champoeg" inside the carbarn (4/04)
mus-wrm-sfm1258-041404-01.jpg (88039 bytes)MUNI Boeing LRV #1258 in the picnic grounds (4/04) mus-wrm-sl751-041404-01.jpg (64891 bytes)Observation #751 at end of track (4/04)

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