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The California State Railroad Museum Library provides public access to the museum's documentary collections.Library hours are Tuesday through Saturday from to p.m., except state holidays.In the 1960s the contents of this library were disbursed thruout Stanford's various libraries. The Hoover Institute, which is not part of Green Library, has extensive Russian railroad material.Green Library: The library has a large amount of foreign railroad material, particularly on England. Collections include Phil Middlebrook, who was in train service for the Santa Fe and carried a camera with him while on duty; "Pete" Groome, a large number of Colorado Midland photos; 616 negatives of various railroads that cannot be attributed to any photographer; and Ed Ripley (grandson of E. Ripley, president of the Santa Fe), red-boarderd Kodachrome stereo slides of chapter activities, UP and SP steam, and Santa Fe trains. Brayer, archivist for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, as Colorado State Archivist in January 1944.Library staff also provides access to the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society research collection housed at CSRM.
Notes: Email addresses are sometimes those of individuals, and subject to change.Has an excellent collection of annual reports obtained from Univ. Also good on railways of the British Empire, and to a lesser extent on other countries.Foreign material comprises annual reports of pre nationalized countries going back into the 1800s and some timetables plus other archival material. railroads almost entirely annual reports going back to the l860s with a few tariffs of post l940s which are indicated by an X in the Archives column.There are over 40,000 photographs arranged in albums by railroad, route, street or milepost location.There are also corporate records for the Key System and Sacramento Northern as well as many of the smaller electric railway systems in northern California.