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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  • We went often when my sons were growing up. We took bo yscouts there for an outing. It makes you appreciate modern day train travel. Cute (small) museum  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
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  • I liked a little neigborhiod museum i was glad to hear it will be expanded. Railroad history in three d. With real artifacts. Neat and quaint. No high tech, just touchy feely american history. A good coffee and gift shop would be a low cost great addition.
  • Living twenty minutes away most of my life, I had no idea this was here. You drive through a quiet neighborhood of small homes, and suddenly there's a train car. It's not a huge museum, but if you're into trains and their history, they have lots of memorabilia. You can even rent the area across the street for a party. It has train cars and a few tables for a small party.
  • Nicely maintained, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Small place. Good place for an hour or less visit.
  • Hidden Gem in South Bay. Friendly staff. Worth spending an hour to take pictures and learn some history.
  • Nice place if you like trains

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