Tehachapi Depot Museum, Tehachapi

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#125 of 441 in Museums in California
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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  • Nice museum in a small town, ran by volunteers that are very knowledgeable. They recommend seeing the loop and easy directions to get there. We had perfect timing and got to see a train going the loop...  more »
  • If you like trains, local history or both, this is a good stop if you're in the area. Very friendly Docents offer background info and stories instead of just looking at artifacts. The museum has a goo...  more »
  • Very nice railroad museum in the old rebuilt train depot in downtown Tahachapi right on the mainline of the Union Pacific. Nice collection of memorabilia of old tools, equipment, switches, etc. Lots o...  more »
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  • What's not to love? It's a train museum! Very friendly staff even though I deflated a docent by answering his trick questions.
  • This is a must visit! Staffed by the greatest volunteers you will ever know. An amazing collection of artifacts. A great train watching spot.
  • Very informative!! Geeat people and history!!
  • 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

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