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Tehachapi Depot Museum, Tehachapi

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The Tehachapi Railroad Depot was a railroad station in Tehachapi, California. The depot was built in 1904 along a Southern Pacific Railroad line built in 1876; the railroad founded the town of Tehachapi and drew the residents of nearby Tehichipa to the new settlement. The depot served a significant section of railroad, as it was located near the Tehachapi Loop and was one of the most active rural stations during World War II. The station later served as a warehouse and a railroad office.In 2008, the depot burned down; it was rebuilt in 2009 and now serves as the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum with historic railroad artifacts.The original depot was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 20, 1999. Although the original depot no longer exists, it remains on the National Register.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Tom our guide was excellent and explained the memorabilia well. He also answered lots of our questions. The depot has been fully restored and in some cases with custom made materials. It had been rest...  more »
  • A wonderful town, Lovely friendly people. Went to railroad museum and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. So knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Recommended redhouse bbq to eat at. Great food.  more »
  • This is a very interesting museum whether or not you love trains. Reconstructed after a disastrous fire, the building was replaced true to it's original. Very interesting locomotive history and artifa...  more »
Google
  • This is a must visit! Staffed by the greatest volunteers you will ever know. An amazing collection of artifacts. A great train watching spot.
  • Great collection! Make sure you see the part of the track worn out by an engine on an oily spot. And get the tour ... there are so many small things you would not realize what they are good for!
  • Loved it kids was excited didn't even know it was there
  • Small cute free museum.
  • Small but well organized collection