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Tourist Railroads and Museums USA : Pacific Coast USA : California

Tourist railroads, museums and other railroad related attractions in the state of California.

There are 73 links in this category

California - Fillmore & Western Railway
Fillmore, CA - The historic trains of Fillmore & Western are located in equally historic downtown Fillmore, California. The 1920ís-era business district greets visitors as they turn off of rural Highway 126. Fillmore is in the heart of The Heritage Valley, where travelers find themselves steeped in the history of local farming families and rich in agricultural treasures.

Pristine century-old citrus and avocado orchards are the main attraction along the route of the train rides. The passenger coach cars and dining cars are from the 1930ís and 1940ís, truly a step back in time for all who venture onboard. The many locomotives used to power the train are all pre-1950 and gently restored to meet the demands of the 21st century.

View Mt. San Cayetano and the Topa Topa Mountains to the north and South Mountain on the south, creating the Santa Clara River Valley. Fillmore is the trailhead of the Sespe Wilderness and Los Padres National Forest, home of the California Condor. History, nature and a small town atmosphere have all been nurtured and preserved in the valley for passengers who truly want to step back in time.

Info: URL: http://www.fwry-blog.com/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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California - Fortuna's Depot Museum
Fortuna, CA - The Fortuna Depot Museum is located in Rohner Park near the center of town. The museum is housed in Fortunaís historic train station, built around 1889. In 1974 the City of Fortuna purchased the old depot and moved it to a new home in Rohner Park. The Depot Museum is a great place to take your family to see displays and investigate Fortuna's past, as well as the history of the Eel River valley.
Info: URL: http://friendlyfortuna.com/index.aspx?NID=97 (Added: 07-Jan-1999)
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California - Fullerton Railway Plaza Association
Fullerton, CA - The Fullerton Railway Plaza Association (FRPA) is dedicated to the preservation of the railroad heritage of Southern California through the creation of a large Interactive Railroad Attraction in the City of Fullerton, California. This facility will be unique in that it will embody many facets of the world of Recreational Railroading, including preservation, restoration, archiving, education, railfanning, modeling and many other interesting rail oriented activities.
Info: URL: http://www.scrmf.org/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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California - Knotts Berry Farm Calico Railroad
Buena Park, CA - The Calico Railroad has been in operation at Knottís since January 12, 1952 and is an authentic Denver and Rio Grande Narrow Gauge train used in the early 1900s. It boasts the highest crime rate in all of Orange County, as notorious Ghost Town bandits still hold-up every departure from the Calico Square depot.
Info: URL: https://www.knotts.com/rides/Family-Rides-1-5-12-50/Calico-Railroad (Added: 30-Oct-2016)
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California - La Mesa Depot Museum
La Mesa, CA - The La Mesa Depot Museum is La Mesa, California's oldest building in its original form and is the sole surviving San Diego and Cuyamaca Railway Station in existence. The building you see today on the corner of Spring Street and La Mesa Boulevard in downtown La Mesa has an colorful history.

In 1974, the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association located and purchased the remains of the building, again for one dollar. In 1980-1981 the building was returned to its original site and, using money from a federal grant, was restored to its 1915 condition. Preservation was truly a labor of love for volunteers of the San Diego Railroad Museum, with help from members of the La Mesa Historical Society.

Today the Railroad Museum owns and maintains the building, and the City of La Mesa owns and maintains the grounds and land beneath it. The public is admitted free to the La Mesa Depot Museum for tours on weekend afternoons. Visitors can inspect the steam locomotive and string of freight cars on the nearby track and pass through the ticket/waiting area and view the telegrapher's station and a small exhibit area in the baggage room. This building and its past are a fascinating look at a bit of small-town railroading from yesteryear and its importance to the community it served.

Info: URL: https://www.psrm.org/visitor-information/la-mesa-depot/ (Added: 1-Nov-2016)
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California - Lomita Railroad Museum
Lomita, CA - The Lomita Railroad Museum is dedicated to educating and informing the public about railroads, particularly of the steam era; the present, past, & future of transportation; the history of the U.S. Westward Expansion; the settlement of California; and the people who made this all happen.

The museum, located in the Irene Lewis Park, is owned and operated by the City of Lomita and is overseen by the Lomita Parks & Recreation Department.

Dedicated to the proud era of the steam engine, complete authenticity is the hallmark of the Museum. On display is a Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive (1902-1960) and Tender. Nearby stand a 1910 Union Pacific Caboose and a modern all steel Santa Fe caboose. On display at the Annex Park are a 1923 Union Oil Tank Car and a 1913 Southern Pacific outside-braced wood box car. Also check out our Water Tower.

Info: URL: http://www.lomita-rr.org/ (Added: 13-Mar-2014)
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California - Market Street Railway
San Francisco, CA - Market Street Railway is a member supported non-profit and historic preservation partner of Muni, the San Francisco Municipal Railway.

Our website brings you news and information about San Francisco's historic streetcars and cable cars.

Info: URL: http://www.streetcar.org/ (Added: 13-Mar-2014)
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California - Millbrae Train Museum
Millbrae, CA - In October 2004, the Millbrae Historical Society opened a railroad museum at the former Millbrae Southern Pacific Train Depot. The new Museum was described in a February 4, 2005 article in the San Francisco Chronicle. The depot building has been continuously in use since it was rebuilt in 1907. The Historical Society has a three-tiered plan for the site. The first step - the repair, clean up and repainting of the structure - was completed by a group of dedicated volunteer railroaders, led by Historical Society Treasurer and Train Museum Curator Vern Bruce. Throughout the process, careful attention has been paid to restoring the depot to as close to its original as-built state as is feasible. The waiting room and ticketmaster's office have been set up as a display area, housing a varied collection of photos, artifacts, documents, and books dedicated to the railroad history of Millbrae, the Peninsula, and the western United States.
Info: URL: http://www.millbraehs.org/millbrae-train-museum.html (Added: 30-Oct-2016)
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California - Napa Valley Wine Train
Napa,. CA - The Napa Valley Wine Train is one of the most distinctive Napa restaurants, offering an authentic, memorable experience that echoes the glory days of train travel, with fine dining service, multiple course meals, Napa Valley scenery and ultimate relaxation aboard exquisitely restored vintage rail cars. This top dining establishment is housed in a museum quality, antique train that runs on 25-≠miles of track in the heart of the Napa Valley. The train itself has two engines, three kitchens on board and a collection of early 20th century Pullman rail cars faithfully restored with Honduran mahogany paneling, brass accents, etched glass partitions and plush armchairs that evoke the spirit of luxury rail travel in the early 1900s. Take a trip into the luxurious American past and experience an unparalleled memory-≠making journey.
Info: URL: http://winetrain.com/ (Added: 13-Jun-2000)
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California - Nevada County Narow Gauge Railroad and Transportation Museum
Nevada City, CA - Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad & Transportation Museum. The museum display is located at the Northern Queen Inn, in Nevada City, California. At this time, the museum has twenty five pieces of historical railroad equipment that have been restored or are in need of restoration and maintenance.
Info: URL: http://www.ncngrrmuseum.org (Added: 10-Oct-1999)
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