Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum, Tehachapi

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The Tehachapi Railroad Depot was a railroad station in Tehachapi, California. The depot was built in 1904 along a Southern Pacific Railroad line built in 1876; the railroad founded the town of Tehachapi and drew the residents of nearby Tehichipa to the new settlement. The depot served a significant section of railroad, as it was located near the Tehachapi Loop and was one of the most active rural stations during World War II. The station later served as a warehouse and a railroad office.
In 2008, the depot burned down; it was rebuilt in 2009 and now serves as the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum with historic railroad artifacts.
The original depot was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 20, 1999. Although the original depot no longer exists, it remains on the National Register.
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  • 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 ...  more »
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  • A cool place to visit and check out the railroad history in Tehachapi. There is a lot of cool train memorabilia and is run by friendly and helpful railfans who love to share their stories. Definitely worth the visit for any rail fan, young or old. If you're luck, a train may come by and allow you to experience it up close and personal
  • Fun, quaint, little town America, railroad museum, free. Interesting technology from back in the day. Mechanical things that don't need sophisticated electronics or even electrons at all, to work. Amazing engineering feats from our forefathers. Humans can be amazing. Good for kids once they put down their phone. Take the tour with the guide, many insights you will miss otherwise.

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