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Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum, Tehachapi

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
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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  • Lots pf railroad history items and pictures. If you like trains, this is a great place to visit. Also next to tracks so you see some trains pass by. (average 36 a day) 
  • Great place to see first hand mementos of trains and railroads back in the days. Beautiful well kept museum managed by volunteers. Thank you. 
  • Lots of thing to see..Can go thru it in about one hour. Very friending guides. The railroad was a key aspect of life in Tehachapi. My grandfather worked for the RR and met my grandmother in the town w...  read more »
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