It was opened on 15th March 2002. It has a large collection of historical official records, documents, books, journals, scale drawings, maps and photographs related to Indian Railways, National Rail Museum and others. The Archives/Library is well equipped and is in a state of modernization and uses sophisticated technology such as Wi-Fi and latest computers. It has a reading room and is well stocked with national and international periodicals, newspapers, magazines, journals and books. The important, historical and fragile documents has been digitized which will assist the Researchers and Scholars in their research work and will be accessible virtually without disturbing their physical versions. The Archives of National Rail Museum is the backbone of museum and its activities.