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Western American Railroad Museum

685 North 1st Avenue, Barstow, California 92311 USA

“Chug-a-chug-a CHOO! CHOO!”

The Western America Railroad Museum collects, preserves and shares the history of railroading in the Pacific Southwest for all who love railroads and railroading. W.A.R.M. provides educational forums with interpretive and historical displays that focuses on both Railroad History and the development of Railroad Technology.  W.A.R.M. encompasses not only the past, but the present and future as well, realizing that such a broad scope is essential to understanding the role of western railroading in America. Outdoor displays of rolling stock, locomotives and general railroad operating equipment offer opportunity for visitors to see, up close, railroad equipment normally viewed from a distance. Additional outdoor displays include maintenance of way, signaling and track equipment displayed in traditional context or interpretive manner. A portion of the museum will be dedicated to enabling visitors to view various machinations of work such as, welding, grinding, cutting, painting and woodworking used in every day railroad maintenance and repair of equipment and right of way. The creation of interpretive and hands on displays enhance the visitors experience and further the educational value.

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Reviewed by
emilye335

  • 11 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
April 02, 2016
Rated 4.0

Came through on Easter Sunday on our road trip. Stopped by to visit the Route 66 Museum, but it was closed. We were pleasantly surprised to see this place. My 5 year old son had to take photos on EVERY train... he loves them! Posted pictures above.

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Mark H

  • 26 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
September 09, 2015
Rated 4.0

This place is pretty cool if you are a railroad buff, but if you want to get photos of anything outside you will have to deal with parked vehicles in the way.

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Western American Railroad Museum

685 North 1st Avenue
Barstow, California
92311 USA

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