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Saturday, May 2, 2020

The Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation - learn, grow, support

The Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation

Preserving and sharing Southern California railroads past and present
through public outreach, photographic collections and adventure.

The Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation is built on three elements: preservation, adventure, and education. Read about our exciting programs below.

Founded in 1999 by Josef Lesser and Ron Gustafson, the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation (LARHF) preserves, shares, and celebrates the history of railroading throughout the Los Angeles and Southern California.

We are sorry to inform The Museum SFV followers that Josef Lesser, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully in his Los  Angeles home at 9:48 am on Friday, February 28, 2020. He was 83 years old. 

The organization continues to educate via satellite exhibits across the Southland, by sharing our archive of historic photography and memorabilia, by hosting member field trips and special events, by holding Scouting classes on railroad safety, and with our book publishing series. We employ our resources and expertise to support media, researchers, authors, heritage groups, and local communities.

The Museum SFV has been asked to locate a valley location and we hope to do so in the near future.

Also, upon opening up again, the LARHF had agreed to participate in our 2020 speaker series.

To learn more, please visit the LARHF website at

Mailing Address:
Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation
825 Colorado Blvd Ste 242
Los Angeles, CA 90041-1714