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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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  • A small very well arranged Museum off the beaten path. A young volunteer gave us a tour with great enthusiasm and pride. If you like RR history this a treasure trove of local info. A nice place for a ...  more »
  • This Museum is a fun place to take children to explore. Children can climb into the trains, watch railroad videos, and play with the train table! I hope you have a chuga-chuga-choo-choo time! :)  more »
  • My son really enjoyed this museum as a child.We spent many hours their.Would recommend to families,children and anyone else who loves trains.Wilson park is also great with their monthly train around p...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Nice place to visit, If you or your little one is crazy about steam engines!
  • Cute spot. A bit cheesy, but it's trains.
  • Kinda small.
  • Stuning