Western America Railroad Museum, Barstow

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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.
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  • Located in the Barstow Harvey House just north of Route 66. There are many unique artifacts here. Take a step back in time and learn our rail history. There are several rail cars but they are not open...  more »
  • Small museum friendly to see, small details about the American railways, nice little shop, open only on Friday at 11am until Sunday 4am, cars outside with oil locomotives that no longer drive, voila. I recommend it. Jc Nicole and Yann from Switzerland.
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  • Cool place to visit. Some more descriptions of the railroads history would be great. You can climb on some of the trains outside and see inside a couple of them 24/7. museum has open-close hours.
  • A good museum if you're into trains. Most of the large trains are outside of course. Did learn about the history and many items used to make there trains run. A free museum only open on the weekends.

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