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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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California
La Habra
La Habra Children's Museum
301 S Euclid Street
La Habra CA  90631
Phone 
562 905-9793
Alt Phone  562 905 9693
Web Site  www.lhcm.org/
Description  dinosaur fossil dig, dress-up theater, model trains - in 1923 depot
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Children
Building Type  Depot
Owner/Operator:  City of La Habra

California
La Mesa
La Mesa Depot
Address  *****
La Mesa CA
Phone
Web Site 
http://www.sdrm.org/la-mesa/
E-mail  mailto:webspinner@sdrm.org
Description  1894 depot restored to 1915 condition, open weekends, steam locomotive and freight cars on nearby track
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type  Depot
Era  1915

California
Newhall
Santa Clara Valley Heritage Junction
24107 Sam Fernando Road
PO Box 221925
Newhall CA 91322
Phone 661 254-1275
Web Site http://www.scvhs.org/
E-mail mailto:scvhistory@yahoo.com,info@scvhistory.com
Description complex of 8 historic houses, depot, adobe, school & chapel Locomotive,
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Building Collection
Building Type Depot
Owner/Operator: SCV Historical Society
New or Updated: 05/10/2003

California
Orland
Heritage Trail Orland
Glenn County Fairgrounds
PO Box 183
Orland CA 95963
Phone
530 865-2685
Alt Phone
530 865-3781
Web Site
http://www.sierraii.com/orland/ohcs.htm
Alt Web
http://sierraii.com/orland/ohcs.htm
Description
1880 depot, pony barn, school, 1905 steam vacuum pump from sugar processor, Jumbo Lemon roadside stand, printing office
Type of Resource
Museum
Primary Focus
Building Collection
Building Type
Depot
Collection G-M Machinery
Owner/Operator:
Orland Historical and Cultural Society
New or Updated:
05/14/2003

California
Pico Rivera
Pico Rivera Historical Museum
9122 Washington Blvd
Pico Rivera CA 90660
Phone 562 949-7100
Web Site *****
Alt Web http://www.pico-rivera.org/cityglance/placesofinterest.html-PRHM
Description local history in 1887 train depot
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Depot
New or Updated: 05/17/2003

California
Porterville
Porterville Museum
257 N D Street
Porterville CA 93257
Phone
559 784-2053
Web Site
http://chamber.porterville.com/attractions/historicalsites.html
Description Former Southern Pacific depot holds 8 mosaics depicting local history, courtyard with farm equipment
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Depot
New or Updated: 05/18/2003

California
San Dimas
Pacific Railroad Society Museum
210 E Bonita Ave
San Dimas CA 91773
Phone 909 394-0616
Web Site http://www.pacificrailroadsociety.org/sandimas/museum.html
Description located in former ATSF depot with railroad memorabilia and library
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Depot
Research /Reading Library
New or Updated: 05/27/2003

California
Sanger
Sanger Depot Museum
1770 7th Street
PO Box 44
Sanger CA
Phone
559 875-2848
Web Site http://www.webcitypress.com/sanger/
Description housed in former depot, features Yokut Indian basketry, replica of 1890's downtown street, pioneer room, model logging flume
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Depot
Collection A-F Baskets
Collection G-M Model
New or Updated: 04/28/2003

  San Leandro

  San Leandro Railway Historical Society

  1302 Orchard Ave

  Thrasher Park

  San Leandro  CA   94577    

  Phone  510 569-2490

  Web Site www.slhrs.org/

  E-mail  info@slhrs.org

  Description  Miniature railroad in restored Depot building

  Type of Resource  History Related Organization

  Primary Focus Railroad

  Building Type  Depot

  Collection G-M   Models

  New or Updated:   3/13/2007


California
Simi Valley
Rancho Simi Foundation
6503 Katherine Road
Simi Valley CA 93063
Phone 805 581-3462
Web Site http://www.trainweb.org/ssmrc/ssrhs/foundation.htm
Description group has restored local depot which holds a large model railroad
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Railroad
Building Type Depot
Collection G-M Model Railroad
New or Updated: 06/10/2003

California
Sonoma
Depot Park Museum
270 1st Street W
Sonoma CA  95476
Phone 
707 938-1762
Web Site  www.vom.com/depot/
E-mail  mailto:depot@vom.com
Description  located in rebuilt depot and freight shed
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus  Local History
Building Type  Depot
Collection N-Z  Photography
Research/Reading  Library

 

 

 

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