.: Join Us!

Join the Monterey & Salinas Valley Railroad Museum to inspire locals, visitors, and everyone to enjoy the history of the railroad in our region. We are dedicated to creating & maintaining a Railroad Museum in Salinas with an emphasis on the historic, contemporary and future value of the Railroad to the Salinas Valley and Monterey Bay  Regions, providing experiential educational opportunities for children  of all ages, enhancing the core curriculum and inspiring civic involvement in our communities.

Membership has it's privileges: depending on the level you choose, perks can range from our cool membership card to an engineer hat to our logo t-shirt to inclusion in special events to the opportunity to hold a private event at the museum. Whatever level you choose to participate, you are helping the Monterey & Salinas Valley Railroad Museum to continue and to expand our reach in the community, to deepen the experience of our guests, and enrich the lives of local youth from the underserved populations in Monterey County. Sign up online: I want to be a Member!

Museum Memberships
 VIP Railroad Tycoon $10000
 Trainmaster $ 5000
 Conductor $ 1000
 Engineer $ 500
 Flagman $ 250
 Brakeman $ 100
 Switchman $ 50
 Fireman $ 20
 Hobo $ 10
*Membership & Sponsorships are tax deductible as allowed by law

Train Club Membership
 Initiation Fee $25
 Active $180 per year
 Inactive $250 per year
 Associate* $ 60 per year
Train Club allows members to run model trains on the Monterey & Salinas Valley
Railroad exhibit. Active members donate 40 hours of volunteer time per year for
each membership. Monthly payment plans are available upon request. *Under
18 Associate membership requires full parental membership & liability waiver.

Membership Pay Online

Or contact us at 831.789.8097 or Email: info@msvrr.org to sign up today!

Update: 11-26-2014, 4:39pm

.: What's Up

Miniature Diorama

The Monterey & Salinas Valley Railroad Museum features a miniature diorama depicting the Monterey Bay and Salinas Valley - areas significant to the history of the railroad in the region. Cities such as Salinas, Castroville, Soledad, and San Lucas are included, as well as important agricultural sites involved in packing, shipping, and icing during the heyday of railroad transportation are also represented. Pictured to the left is the Salinas Train Station, dating from 1942.

Museum Events

The museum's annual Dinner Party on the Train raises funds for exhibits, maintenance, and basic costs of conserving historic railroad artifacts. Held in October, the event features live music, local wine, a fabulous dinner, and silent auction. Tours of the train cars and interactive historical exhibits round out an evening of fun, friends, food, and trains This fall it is on November 14, from 5pm-9pm. See our event page on Facebook for more info: Dinner Party on the Train!.

Every May we celebrate National Train Day on the Saturday before Mother's Day. It's fun for the entire family, with music, food, wine tasting, silent auction, kid's story time, crafts, vintage luggage contest, and much more. The event is free to the public on May 7th, 2016.

Monterey & Salinas Valley Railroad Museum | 26 Railroad Avenue | Salinas CA | 831.789.8097
Email: info@msvrr.org