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The Reading and Research Room is available (by appointment only), 10:00 AM to Noon and 1:05 PM to 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday when the museum is open (not certain holidays nor certain Winter Mondays; see here for schedule).

Paging of materials ceases at 4:30 PM. Regular museum admission fee must be paid at the front desk, but no additional fee is charged for use of the Library/Archives. Fees are charged for duplication of materials.

Books Do Not Circulate, Library and Archives stacks are closed, but visitors are encouraged to use finding aids and our online catalog, or request staff assistance in locating desired materials, which will be delivered to the Reading and Research Room.

Researchers should make an appointment at least one week in advance.

Mailing Address for Research Inquiries:
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Library and Archives
P.O. Box 15
Strasburg, Pennsylvania 17579

Street Address:
Rt. 741 East (300 Gap Road)
Strasburg, Pennsylvania, PA 17579

Phone: 717 687-8628

Fax: 717 687-0876

Click here to E-mail the Library/Archives to submit inquiries, or to make an appointment.

Note regarding quality of online thumbnails versus actual prints or digital image files ordered.

Scans of original materials such as photos and negatives are generally made at high archival resolution. They are not corrected for color balance or other characteristics.

When you see a thumbnail as a result of an online search, it is much smaller and of lower quality than what will be actually provided if you submit an order. Depending on customer's stated needs, we can generally provide either an unedited file image so the customer can edit it, or a clarified, balanced print version. Since these are historic images, we do not retouch them in a manner that would alter their authenticity.

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Ordering Photos and Scans

Archival image (digital or print) order form.

Drawings & blueprints order form.

Important photo quality information.

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Click "Add to List" on any search result, then click "Request more information about these items," and send in your question! We'll answer your question promptly!

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