Western America Railroad Museum, Barstow

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  • The train station looks like it was just remodeled. There are several old locomotives on display in parking lot. The displays and exhibits were great to look at. 
  • The Museum could unfortunately not visit due to lack of time, but at least admire the locomotives and wagons and they were really worth seeing. A short detour here worth interested vids for railway technology.
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  • The Western America Railroad Museum is a very small museum but pleasant and well intentioned. It's too small to be worth a special trip unless you are in Barstow. It's located by the lovely Harvey Hou...  more »
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  • Great display of railroad memorabilia.
  • Cool little place to see some old railway engines. The big engines are outside and free to walk around. The old train station is nice for some pics. Friendly staff that are excited to share the local history. Worth a quick detour if trains and history is your thing.
  • Playing a tourist, I decided to go and take a look at this place. From the outside, you can see some very interesting railroad equipment. All of the equipment is locked up and very hard to see the interiors of most the equipment. But you can see a couple of engines from the ATSF and BNSF railroads. And some of the other rail cars. The entrance to the museum is hard to find, and when you find it, you can walk thru and see some displays, and some great older items dedicated to many of the railroads. It seems to be a volunteer run facility. As my mom and I walked around, it was extremely quiet and not many visitors. I guess I was spoiled by the Colorado Railroad museum which was in the process of restoring cars and were very active in regards to showing the trains off, and very active in answering questions. So it's a good place to stop in and see some artifacts from the days of when the passenger trains owned the rails, but other then that, you really won't get to see anything on the rail cars, and that is the shame to the museum.
  • Best to learn about your history
  • Huge railyard