Railroad Historical and Technical Societies


National Railway Historical Society

The National Railway Historical Society supports train, railway and station preservation as well as education, photographic archives, events, publishing, standards definition and shared resources. The NRHS is a non-profit section 501(c)(3) organization.
Website: www.nrhs.com


Railway & Locomotive Historical Society Inc.

The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Inc. is the oldest organization in North America devoted to railroad history, and among the first anywhere to pursue formal studies in the history of technology. Its object is to promote research and to encourage preservation of documentation pertinent to business history, finance, labor history, and biography as well as technology.
Website: www.rlhs.org


Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society

The Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society is dedicated to preserving and disseminating the historical record of the Southern Pacific Railroad and its affiliates. We support railfanning, industrial archeology and accurate scale modeling of this great pioneer railroad of the western United States.
Website: www.sphts.org



Railpictures.net Online railroad photo database, featuring over 533000 high-quality photographs of trains, railroads, plus discussion forums, and more. Website: http://www.railpictures.net/


Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Inc.

A recognized leader in the railroad preservation field, the 2100-member Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Inc. is the official museum arm of  the C&TS, managing the preservation, interpretive, museum and restoration functions of the railroad. In particular, the Friends has assumed the responsibility of preserving all of the railroad’s historic assets that are not used in the regular tourist train operation, and interpreting the railroad to the public.
Website: www.cumbresandtoltec.org


The Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society

The Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society is an independent non-profit corporation devoted to preserving, studying and sharing information about all aspects of the former Santa Fe Railway, from its rich history and fascinating operations to its distinctive equipment and facilities.
Website: www.atsfrr.com