The APRHF Silver Rails Memorial Library has an extensive collection of railroad related books, journals, and videos. This collection covers all aspects of railroads but has a more focused concentration related to passenger rail heritage. The library probably has one of the largest collection of books related to the history of Amtrak, including many hard to find books from the early years of Amtrak.
Initially we'd like to at least catalog all of these books, journals, and videos into a spreadsheet with all the relevant information such as title, author, ISBN, etc. Later this information can be added into a library catalog application that can be easily referenced by anyone online.
This is an effort that requires the volunteer to be at the APRHF Silver Rails Memorial Library in La Plata. But even if you don't live near La Plata, it is something that you could help with even if you spend just a few days in La Plata. Please contact us if you are interested in helping with this effort.