Dr. Denny Sykes Anspach M.D. was a passionate rail enthusiast and instrumental in the vision for and creation of the California
State Railroad Museum.
The collection includes copies of articles Anspach wrote and additional papers he collected. The photo albums, photo prints,
and slides document the "Gold Coast" dinner with Governor Ronald Reagan, his interests in the California State Railroad Museum,
and the Motorcar excursions he participated in. Additional files document the formation of the California State Railroad
Museum, the museum collections, and its early years of operation.
Dr. Denny Sykes Anspach M.D., a member of the California State Railroad Museum Foundation Board of Directors, passed away
September 20, 2020, at the age of 86. Anspach retired after 46 years as a diagnostic radiologist specializing in breast care.
He was also the Chief of Radiology at Sutter General Hospital. A passionate rail enthusiast, Dr. Anspach was instrumental
in the vision for and creation of the California State Railroad Museum (CSRM) that opened May 2, 1981.
Copyright has been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. Permission for publication must be submitted in writing
to the CSRM Library & Archives.
Collection is open for research by appointment