Mission Statement

Purpose of SPCRR and the Railroad Museum at Ardenwood
(From the Bylaws of the SPCRR)

The purpose of this group shall be to locate, preserve, restore and interpret the products of the first industry of the City of Newark, Carter Brothers, for the historical and educational benefit of the general public. To accomplish this purpose, the SPCRR will support a program of research and restoration of Carter Brothers' railroad artifacts, including collections of photographs, documents, drawings, and physical remains of railroad cars and equipment that represent the era, the locale, and the uses which applied to Carter equipment, or related equipment, including other railroad builders who had a significant influence or impact upon the operation of the South Pacific Coast Railroad. The SPCRR will seek to provide an interpretive and operational context in which Carter equipment, skills and practices will be viewed by the public as they were actually used.