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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 Railroad Depot 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. Plan your visit to Western America Railroad Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Barstow travel route app.
Western America Railroad Museum reviews
It’s a lovely, hidden museum full of railroad artifacts as well as train locomotives you can climb on. It’s a nice stopover on the way through Barstow.
It’s a lovely, hidden museum full of railroad artifacts as well as train locomotives you can climb on. It’s a nice stopover on the way through Barstow. more »
I have always loved railroads and when I learned of this place when I passing through Barstow I couldn't pass it up. It was free of charge and there wasn't much to see inside the building but I love.... more
I have always loved railroads and when I learned of this place when I passing through Barstow I couldn't pass it up. It was free of charge and there wasn't much to see inside the building but I love.... more »
The Western American Railroad Museum in Barstow is a cool place to visit. There are a few permanently parked historic rail cars outside of the museum which you are able to see 24/7. The indoor museum itself is only open a few days a week, primarily Friday to Sunday. A cool place to visit if you like trains and to see the large Barstow train station.
Barstow train station features an open-air exposition of several rail road wagons: locomotives, carriages and caboose are on display just across 1st Avenue bridge. If you have some time while driving on Route 66, stop here because it's worth it! Plus, it's free!
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