.: All Aboard!

Our next big projects are the restoration of the exterior of the 'Reefer' (refrigerated) car, the recreation of the interior of the RPO or Mail car, and the repainting of the original locomotive from Central Park in Salinas. Stay tuned for updates about the projects and how you can get involved!

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