Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum, Tehachapi

#2 of 13 in Things to do in Tehachapi
Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
This depot replaces one that burned down June 2008. It was originally built in 1904. The Depot is a Southern Pacific Type 23.

Board of Directors as of June 7, 2016

President: Tim Trujillo

Treasurer: Scott Taylor

Secretary: Catherine Smirnoff


Sheryl Bovi,Keith Sackewitz, Susan Mueller, Marlan Woodside

Other Positions: Sheryl Bovi (Gift Shop Manager); Shelly Marks (Event Coordinator); Keith Sackewitz (Tour Guide and Educator);

Susan Mueller (Volunteer Coordinator) and Marlan Woodside (Membership and Newsletter Coordinator), Ken Williams (Facilities and Registrar), Nick Smirnoff (Curator) and Linda Gordon (Social Media)

There is also a Tuesday morning work crew that is led by Dennis Storms.
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  • Was waiting for lunch to be made next door so I went to look at the Railroad displays and got to see a train passing by.  more »
  • What a great museum with a great history! Many familiar items and many new to me. Great example of what a community can accomplish. Then go see the Loop!  more »
  • 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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