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Once the commercial as well as travel hub of many communities, railroad depots were abandoned or neglected in the thousands with the ascendancy of the automobile as the 20th century wore on.  Many have found new life as restaurants, shops and businesses. Others, including many listed here, are now museums, community centers, and even departure points for tourist or scenic passenger rail lines.  Please tell us about your favorite depot if we haven't listed it here. 
 

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  Belvedere-Tiburon

  Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society

  1550 Tiburon Blvd, Suite M

  Belvedere-Tiburon  CA  94920    

  Phone  415 435-1853

  Web Site http://www.landmarks-society.org/

  E-mail  mailto:lmsoffice@sbcglobal.net

  Description  owns and maintains several properties -- Old St Hilarys, SS China

                    Cabin, Art & Garden Center, Railroad-Ferry Depot Museum

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Preservation

  Building Type  Depot

  Research  Archives

  Era  1900

  New or Updated:  11/17/2006


Crockett
Crockett Historical Museum
900 Loring Avenue
Crockett CA 94525
Phone 510 787-2178
Web Site BROKEN http://pages.zdnet.com:8083/keithglenn/crockettmuseum/
Alt Web http://www.katpher.com/conscty/Lists/ccgen.html
Description local history in former Southern Pacific Station
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Depot
New or Updated: 03/21/2003


  California
 
Danville

  Museum of the San Ramon Valley

   Railroad & Prospect Ave

  PO Box 39

  Danville  CA  94526    

  Phone  925 837-3750

  Web Site http://www.museumsrv.org/

  E-mail  mailto:wwachee@hotmail.com

  Alt Web http://www.volunteerinfo.org/msrvgild.htm

  Description  located in rstored depot, permanent & rotating exhibits, local tours

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Depot

  Collection N-Z  Photography

  Research  Library

  Era 1891

  New or Updated:  3/18/2007
 

Fillmore
Fillmore Historical Museum
350 Main Street
PO Box 314
Fillmore CA 93015
Phone 805 524-0948
Web Site http://www.holleygene.com/ahsmvc/
Alt Web http://www.fillmoreca.com/points.htm
Description 4 buildings -- home of first dentist, depot, Rancho Sespe Bunk House
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Building Collection
Building Type Depot
New or Updated: 04/03/2003

California
Fortuna
Fortuna Depot Museum
4 Park Street
Fortuna CA  95540
Phone 
707 725-7645
Web Site  http://www.sunnyfortuna.com/departments/museum/
Description   railroad, farm, war, mineral, barbed wire, doll collections
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Depot
Owner/Operator:  Fortuna Historical Commission

California
Fremont
Niles Depot
36997 Mission Boulevard
Fremont CA  94536
Phone 
510 797-4449
Web Site  http://nilesdepot.railfan.net/
Description Bay area railroad history
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Railroad
Building Type Depot

California
Fullerton
Fullerton Railway Plaza Association
Fullerton Santa Fe Depot, 124 E Santa Fe Ave
 
MAIL:  PO Box 3987 Fullerton 92834
 
Fullerton  CA  92832 
 
Phone  714 278-0648
 
Web Site  http://www.trainweb.com/frpa/
 
E-mail  mailto:info@scrmf.org
 
Description  developing rail museum & restoration center at former depot
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Primary Focus  Railroad
 
Building Type  Depot
 
New or Updated:  07/11/2003

California
Goleta
South Coast Railroad Museum at Goleta Depot
300 North Los Carneros Road
Goleta CA  93317
Phone 
805 964-3540
Web Site  http://www.goletadepot.org/index.htm
E-mail  mailto:director@goletadepot.org
Description  refurbished station, miniature train & handcar rides, HO layout, theater with RR and travel films
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Railroad
Building Type  Depot
Collection G-M  Models
Era  1901

California
Hanford
Fort Roosevelt Natural Science and History Museum
Spruce Court
Hanford CA  93230
Phone 
209 582-0919
Web Site
Description
Type of Resource 
Museum
Primary Focus  Natural History
Building Type  Depot

California
Hemet
Hemet Museum
100 West Florida Avenue
PO Box 2521
Hemet CA  92543
Phone 
909 929-2290
Web Site http://www.ci.hemet.ca.us/cmntyprf/events/attrac.htm
Description  agricultural, Native American, railroading, photos
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Depot

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