Golden Gate Railroad Museum

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Golden Gate Railroad Museum
Reporting mark GGRMX
Locale Sunol, California
Dates of operation 1975–

The Golden Gate Railroad Museum (reporting mark GGMX)[1] is a non-profit railroad museum in California that is dedicated to the preservation of steam and passenger railroad equipment, as well as the interpretation of local railroad history.

Established in 1975, the museum was previously located in San Francisco and until recently was situated at the Hunters Point Shipyard. In 2007 the museum moved its collection of 12 locomotives and over 25 pieces of rolling stock to home of the Niles Canyon Railway in Sunol, California. The museum performs restoration work on its collection, which it showcases for special events.

In popular culture[edit]

In the 2003 season of the television show MythBusters, the episode "Peeing on the Third Rail" was filmed at this location.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Railinc, Search MARKs, accessed September 2009

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Coordinates: 37°35′52″N 121°55′04″W / 37.59782°N 121.91773°W / 37.59782; -121.91773