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Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum

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Very interesting small museum right by the railroad on the site of the Tehachapi Depot. Many... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
suzieNorthumberland
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Northumberland
Who dosen't get how historic this railroad line is?

Let me say that my interest is primarily in the history of Tehachapi. It just happens that it is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mine2decoy
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Salem, Oregon
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101 W Tehachapi Blvd, Tehachapi, CA 93561-1631
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting small museum right by the railroad on the site of the Tehachapi Depot. Many historical exhibits and friendly volunteers happy to chat to you about the railroad and the area in general.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank suzieNorthumberland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me say that my interest is primarily in the history of Tehachapi. It just happens that it is a railroad town and always has been. This museum celebrates its history and importance to the field of railroad engineering, the community, and transportation industry in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank mine2decoy
Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

In town for the Apple Festival, it would have been nice if this local museum had bothered to stay open for the large number of visitors to this nice festival. At least the grounds were put to good use by a small inflatable entertainment park...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank bfindysz
Reviewed October 10, 2019

The 5 minute Docent tour lasted almost an hour. Trains travel by frequently. Lots of local and national history.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mike V
Reviewed September 16, 2019

This museum is a must-see for all visitors to Tehachapi for all visitors not just rail enthusiasts. It provides a very visual history of the railroad in the region including the famous Tehachapi Loop. Docents are very well-informed and always on hand to answer questions....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Bruce J
Reviewed September 16, 2019

The volunteers have done a fine job of saving what was left of the historic depot and creating this fine museum and railfan location. The displays inside are well thought-out and thought provoking whilst the signalling displays are very interesting. I didn't take the guided...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank WilfordTerrier
Reviewed August 16, 2019

Didn't get to go inside the museum becausse of early hours of visit but the outside signal display was amazing. Lots of different types of railroad line and crossing signals which are a little museum to themselves.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rod R
Reviewed June 10, 2019

Very good exhibits showing the history of the railroad and depot in Tehachapi. also photos and explanation of the Tehachapi Loop. Docents were knowledgeable.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Arne C
Reviewed May 28, 2019

Very friendly staff showed us around just before closing time as we were a bit late. Well stocked gift shop and reasonable.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank RorysRavers
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

After getting a sandwich next door I wandered through this area and for railroad enthusiasts it would be great. Exhibits were in great shape.

Date of experience: May 2019
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