AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently visited the Western America Railroad Museum in Barstow, California. The museum collects, preserves and shares the history of railroading in the Pacific Southwest. It is located on the east side of the Harvey House Railroad Depot and is operated by a non-profit organization. It houses displays inside the depot and has indoor displays of railroad artifacts, artwork, timetables, uniforms, tools and various other types of railroad items. There are also outdoor displays of rolling stock, locomotives and general railroad operating equipment.
The Western America Railroad Museum is located at 685 North First Street, Barstow, CA 92311. For more information, visit http://www.barstowrailmuseum.org/.