Monday, November 29, 2010

New Tehachapi Depot

Just after sunrise one crisp morning in October, found me at the Tehachapi Depot Museum.

Back on June 13, 2008, The historic 1904 Southern Pacific Depot burned to the ground.

The community of Tehachapi was in the process of converting the old depot into a museum when the fire occurred. They responded in a big way and broke ground to build a new depot using the original plans. Only changes were to bring the plans up to modern codes. In less than a year the New Tehachapi Depot had a Grand Opening.

On the outside of the museum they have some of their over 50 working railroad signals on display.

On the inside of the museum you will find many artifacts of railroading in the 20th century.

If you ever have the chance to stop off in the neat town of Tehachapi, be sure to take in this very interesting museum. I know I will be back in the near future.

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