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“Nice selection of rolling stock” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Western America Railroad Museum

Western America Railroad Museum
685 North 1st Avenue, Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 256-9276
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Barstow
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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West Yorkshire
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“Nice selection of rolling stock”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Good Selection of rolling stock for a small museum and displays of railroad artifacts, artwork, timetables, uniforms, tools and various other types of railroad items.
Great building
Next door to a massive marshalling yard and main line.

Visited October 2013
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“Great collection.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic find. If your a rail enthusiast, a must stop! See the AT&SF collection, date nails, and the diesel electric simulator. The model railroad is fantastic.

Visited October 2013
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“Perfect for the trainspotter in you!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

And even for those who have no real interest in trains. Some really nice machines on display and a really good way to get up close to the magnificent beasts. Great place for photos (Right beside Barstow station) and plenty of room for parking. You can even climb onto the trains if you so wish :-)

Visited March 2013
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Pinon Hills
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“A step back in time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Railroad buffs, and there are many of us, will enjoy this museum. It has the largest 'Date-Nail' collection in the world. What is a Date-Nail well you will have to visit them to find out.

Visited August 2013
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“Clickety Click on Route 66”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Although the museum was closed Monday - Thursday you can still clamber over the old locomotives sat outside. They are pretty big locos and it was fun to get right up close to them. Also fun was watching the real ones hauling 80+ trucks through Barstow station. Wave as the engine passes by and the driver will happily whistle back!

Visited May 2013
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