Western America Railroad Museum, Barstow

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4/5 based on 65 reviews on the web
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  • This is a unique little display which is a must-see if you're driving by the area and are a lover of trains. It's a small, easily accessible range of cars. Beware of the temperatures and the heat, tho...  read more »
  • Nice place to visit, buying get souvenirs from an original railroad with lots of history makes it so much better. Take pictures on the trains read about the workers. Hands on looks of what railroad li...  read more »
  • This museum felt like working in an old railroad office. Lots of maps, office equipment, and railroad equipment. The room with the extensive date nail room was impressive. Lots of train cars outside t...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Best to learn about your history
  • 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.
  • Very boring, supposedly haunted.
  • Huge railyard
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