Lomita Railroad Museum, Lomita

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The Lomita Railroad Museum is a museum in Lomita, California devoted to California railroad history during the steam era.It was founded by Irene Lewis in the early 1960s on a single lot in the middle of a residential part of Lomita, and opened in 1966. The museum building is a replica of a 19th-century depot that once stood in Wakefield, Massachusetts, and there is a full size replica of a water tower. The museum grounds now function as a small public park.Rolling StockThe museum's collection includes: 1902 Baldwin steam locomotive Southern Pacific tender 1910 Union Pacific caboose Santa Fe caboose Union Pacific boxcar Union Oil tank car
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  • July 19, 2017
    Lots of railroad items to learn about. Good for the kids to check out the trains.A small very well arranged Museum off the beaten path. Right in the heart of lomita .Ampleparking and a small park. Goo...  more »
  • July 5, 2017
    If your int the area its worth stopping by and checking it out. Lots of railroad items to learn about. Good for the kids to check out the trains.  more »
  • May 3, 2017
    I have taken small children to the museum and they have had a great time. It is a small town, cozy museum that will likely entertain tykes for an hour or 2.  more »
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  • December 29, 2016
    Love this museum! Visited on a Friday and it was so nice because there was not too many people. My 6 & 7 year loved walking through the exhibits with no crowds and being able to take their time. Will be renewing our membership once it expires.
  • April 16, 2017
    My son is into trains and absolutely loves this place, can't wait for them to start the new building
  • May 29, 2017
    Nice museum next to my house.
  • October 9, 2016
    There is an old engine and a caboose that you can walk through, a gift shop, and some old pictures. It was somewhat interesting but not worth seeking out.
  • March 20, 2017
    Great place to take your children who loves trains

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