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Tehachapi Depot Railroad 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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  • We came here on a recent outing, and we had a fun time! Had a guide for a little while and he gave us a good tour of the museum. I rode the last passenger train from Bakersfield to Tehachapi when I wa...  more »
  • The best is when there is a tour guide which they do periodically. But I wouldn't plan on more than 15 minutes unless you really really love trains. Then you're looking at an hour tops l 
  • We visited with friends who just happen to be docents. They enhanced the experience. It was fun when the current freight powered through town with all the toots and waves.