Learn about the history of the railroads in the southwestern United States.
The Arizona Railway Museum is a non-profit museum. It has been around since 1983 and is staffed by local volunteers. The museum is devoted to acquiring, preserving, restoring, and displaying all things railroad from the area. Guests will see many artifacts and equipment depicting the story of Arizona's railroad system. Two items that the Arizona Railway Museum has on display are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, including the "Southern Pacific Railroad Locomotive No. SP 2562" and "Tender No. 8365", also the "Railroad Steam Wrecking Crane" and "Tool Car."
The museum building resembles the original Chandler, Arizona depot. Inside the museum, guests can enjoy displays of authentic rail company china and glass, railcars, and movie set railcars. You are welcome to take all the time you need to explore and enjoy the museum to its fullest. The railcars are also available for small group events or meetings. Visitors interested in history, trains, and travel will enjoy their time at this railway museum.