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Western America Railroad Museum

685 N 1st Ave, Barstow, CA 92311-2201
+1 760-256-9276
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Excellent collection and great gift shop for gifts for grandkids

I learned more about MJ Colter, and the AT&SF railroad here. Well done museum and free! I bought... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mariamhennessy
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San Jose, California
A vision of transport past

Outside there are engines and coaches exhibited which give a terrific feel for the "olden... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ilderv0
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Essex, United Kingdom
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“railroad museum” (11 reviews)
“harvey house” (18 reviews)
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685 N 1st Ave, Barstow, CA 92311-2201
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+1 760-256-9276
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I learned more about MJ Colter, and the AT&SF railroad here. Well done museum and free! I bought gifts for train crazed grandson as well as a metal poster of the famous Colorado Hanging Bridge. A hidden delight!

Thank mariamhennessy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outside there are engines and coaches exhibited which give a terrific feel for the "olden days". Inside the museum there are many interesting artefacts and exhibits in several rooms - well worth a visit inside just to see the old fire engine.

Thank ilderv0
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The Western America Railroad Museum is a collection of memorabilia around the railroad, it's free but there is nothing overly exciting to see. However if you are going to the Route 66 museum already it's well worth coming in for 10 minutes or so.

Thank JXXXR
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This small museum has surprisingly big collection of railway history related exhibits. Unfortunately they are all placed at very small area so it all becomes quite confusing. But it is worth a visit.

Thank EvaF2Eva
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

This is a small donation-based museum located in the Harvey House. It features a few train cars outside and historical pieces inside. There’s not a lot to see unless you are a devout train history lover who is willing to seek out something interesting. Others...More

1  Thank RNRVTravler
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

When you are at the Harvey House center stop in. It is small but has some good history and a few railcars outside. Location is excellent and is near the current rail tracks and depot.

Thank Jim K
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Lots to see here. Inside all sorts of memorabilia from the railroad days. Outside engines, cars, and equipment from the days when railroads was how most everyone traveled.

Thank josch1122
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great for train enthusiasts --- and normal tourists too! It's next door to the Rt 66 Motheroad museum so no excuses not to visit.

Thank Charleygirl76
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

This was a disappointing visit as you could not actually get into the trains, The museum was a collection of rooms with old equipment. I'm sure for people who have worked with the equipment it would be prove interesting but to the general public is...More

Thank Denise L
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

My son is a HUGE train fan. Even though the museum itself was closed (GOod Friday) he could still climb on the engines and cars outside. Really glad we made this stop for him.

1  Thank bgardner711
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Cory N
14 October 2017|
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Response from Denise L | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is but donation.
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Doris M
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Actually they are only open Fri, Sat and Sunday.
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