The BNSF Barstow Yard. Photo by John Cornett.
Union Pacific 9950, an EMD SD40-2 was donated to the Western America Railroad Museum on March 6, 2004 by the Union Pacific Railroad. Photo by John Cornett.
The Western America Railroad Museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Photo by John Cornett.
The Harvey House Casa Del Desierto, in Barstow, California.
By Miskatonic at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6295581
AT&SF FP45 No. 95 in classic Warbonnet livery. Photo by John Cornett.
Arizona & California Railroad Business Car No. 58. Photo by John Cornett.
Santa Fe No. 1460, "The Beep", on static display at the Western America Railroad Museum in Barstow, California. Photo by John Cornett.
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Western America Railroad Museum
The Western America Railroad Museum is a railroad museum located in Barstow, California.
The museum collects, preserves and shares the history of railroading in the Pacific Southwest. It is located on the east side of the Harvey House at the Barstow Railroad Station and is operated by a non-profit organization.
It houses displays inside the depot and has indoor displays of railroad artifacts, artwork, timetables, uniforms, tools and various other types of railroad items.
There are also outdoor displays of rolling stock, locomotives and general railroad operating equipment.
Gustafson Date Nail Collection
Casa Del Desierto
Casa del Desierto was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, and designated as a California Historical Landmark in 1976.
Restoration and Museums
The City of Barstow obtained the station in 1990. After restoration and more than $8 million in repairs to earthquake damage, several city offices moved into the building. The Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center also operates out of the former Harvey House. Other public institutions located here are the Western America Railroad Museum on the east side and the Route 66 "Mother Road" Museum on the north side.
Railfan Hot Spot
AT&SF EMD FP45 No. 95
Inspection and Hand Cars
Engineering and Communications
Western America Railroad Museum Overview
Location: Barstow, California
Coordinates: 34.9049°N 117.0247°W
Type: Railroad museum
Official Website: http://www.barstowrailmuseum.org
Text: wikipedia.org. Images: Public Domain; http://www.commons.wikimedia.org (unless otherwise specified) and 17 U.S. Code § 107 fair use. References: Lewis, Robert G. The Handbook of American Railroads. New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation, 1951, 2nd Edition 1956. Site Map Contact webmaster HERE.
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