San Jose Steam Railroad Museum

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The San Jose Steam Railroad Museum[1] is a planned railroad museum within Santa Clara County that has been under development by California Trolley and Railroad Corporation since 1992. This project was originally intended to be located at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose, California; however in 2002, the Board of Supervisors voted to rescind support of the proposed railroad museum at that location. Since then, CTRC has been actively working with various public agencies for a suitable alternate site. The proposed location is near downtown San Jose.

Lenzen Roundhouse[edit]

The Lenzen Roundhouse[2] consists of the six stall San Jose Roundhouse, 80-foot (24.38 m) turntable, water tower and herder's shack. The roundhouse was donated to the CRTC by Southern Pacific Railroad. The roundhouse was disassembled and moved to the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds(37°18′02″N 121°51′25″W / 37.300690°N 121.856811°W / 37.300690; -121.856811) for storage until a site is found for the museum.


Rolling stock[edit]

  • Bay window Caboose 1589
  • Two 1920s-era Passenger Coaches

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "CTRC Museum Page". Archived from the original on 2008-07-20.
  2. ^ "Lenzen Roundhouse History". Archived from the original on 2008-07-20.