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DESCANSO ALPINE & PACIFIC RAILWAY
1266 ALPINE HEIGHTS RD.
ALPINE, CALIFORNIA 91901 -USA
Location: ALPINE, CALIFORNIA
Phone: 619-445-4781
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (24 IN.)
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD BRIDGE
  • RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE
Web Site DESCANSO ALPINE & PACIFIC RAILROAD
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Railway's "corporate" name is almost longer than the right of way. Like many early day railroads the name gives rise to expectations far greater than its ability to provide service. Though it will never reach Descanso, let alone the Pacific, it does serve six stations on our 2.5 acres here in Alpine. Though we would like to think of it as a tourist line it is probaly most aptly described as a "backyard" raialroad. It is typical of many industrial and mining operations. It is full size and not a scale model. Construction was started in the fall of 1989 and passenger service was inaugurated May, 1990. We currently operqate over about 1/4 mile of track so you travel about 1/2 mile from the time you leave the depot at Shade until you return. Passing over a 112 foot long trestle at High Pass you get a sweeping view of Alpine and on a clear day you can see almost 100 miles to the north where Mt. San Jacinto towers over Palm Springs, CA. You will visit our engine house and my grandfather's black smith shop. At New Marnell our duel gauge track is in operation for the interchange with an 18 inch mining railroad, home of our 1.5 ton electric mine motor, a Mancha "Little Trammer". Further on at El Pozo, any southwest railroad worth it's salt has at least one station with a Spanish name, we will demonstrate the magic of switch lamps that show red and green but are equipped with red and blue lenses. We operate on Sunday, weather permitting, from 1 to 3 PM on a first come, first served basis. Rides are free. Come and take a step back in time on Alpine's only operatig 2 foot gauge railroad.
 Added 09/22/2002 | Last Updated 10/08/2013
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ADVENTURE CITY
1238 S. BEACH BLVD.
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA -
Location: IN THE HOBBY CITY COMPLEX
Phone: 714-236-9300
Description:
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 14 1/8 IN.
  • HAND CAR RIDES
Web Site ADVENTURE CITY HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
14" gauge Hurlbut Amusement Company steam outline, originally gasoline powered. (currently battery electric). Miniature hand crank cars also at this amusement park.
 Added 06/09/2003 | Last Updated 08/28/2005
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ANAHEIM UNION PACIFIC DEPOT
100 ATCHISON ST
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: ANAHEIM, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The beautiful UP depot in Anaheim is home to a child care center. It has been nicely restored and maintains the UP Overland shield on the north end.
 Added 10/18/2005

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DISNEYLAND RAILROAD
1313 HARBOR BLVD.
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA 92803 -USA
Location: THE DISNEYLAND RESORT
Phone: 714-781-4565
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (36 IN.)
Comments/Directions:
3 foot guage steam railroad.
 Added 09/24/2002 | Last Updated 12/21/2006

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ARBUCKLE DEPOT
ARBUCKLE, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: ARBUCKLE, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Southern Pacific depot in Arbuckle is undergoing restoration and will be re-dedicated when complete.
 Added 12/06/2009
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BITTER CREEK & WESTERN RAILROAD (PRIVATE)
ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: Arroyo Grande, CA
Phone: 805-481-7353
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 7.5 IN.
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 7.5 IN.
Web Site BITTER CREEK & WESTERN RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Live steam and diesel 7.5" club
 Added 04/15/2003

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BAKERSFIELD AMTRAK DEPOT
601 TRUXTUN ST.
BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: BAKERSFIELD, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Built in 2000, the Bakersfield Amtrak depot is a modern passenger station.
 Added 11/02/2011
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CALIFORNIA LIVING MUSEUM
BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: BAKERSFIELD, CA
Phone: 661-872-2256
Description:
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 15 IN.
Web Site CALIFORNIA LIVING MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Miniature train runs on east side of zoo.
 Added 12/09/2005 | Last Updated 04/18/2007
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KERN COUNTY MUSEUM
3801 CHESTER AVENUE
BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA 93310 -USA
Location: BAKERSFIELD, CA
Phone: 661-868-8400
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Kern County Museum hosts many railroad related displays. SP Daylight coach, Santa Fe refrigerator car, Railroad depot from Bena, SP locomotive No.2914 and much more
 Added 01/08/2012
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WESTERN AMERICA RAILROAD MUSEUM
685 NORTH FIRST STREET
BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA 92311 -USA
Location: BARSTOW, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
Web Site
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
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.
 Added 02/08/2007

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GOLDEN GATE LIVE STEAMERS
TILDEN PARK
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: IN HILLS ABOVE BERKELEY
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 7.5 IN.
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 4 3/4 IN.
  • MINIATURE STEAM 3.5 IN
  • MINIATURE STEAM 2.5 IN.
Web Site GOLDEN GATE LIVE STEAMERS HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Large private club with several guages of track and lots of members with rolling stock/locomotives.
 Added 04/24/2003 | Last Updated 04/24/2003
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REDWOOD VALLEY RAILWAY
2950 MAGNOLIA ST.
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA 94705 -USA
Location: At Tilden Regional Park
Phone: 510-548-6100
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 15 IN.
Web Site REDWOOD VALLEY RAILWAY HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
15" steam railroad.
 Added 09/24/2002
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BERKELY SANTA FE DEPOT
1310 UNIVERSITY AVE.
BERKELY, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: BERKELY, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Santa Fe depot in Berkely is being restored for use as a school.
 Added 07/02/2009
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BERKELY SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
BERKELY, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: 3rd St./University Ave.
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The SP depot in Berkely has survived the wrecking ball and is currently for sale.
 Added 07/02/2009
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LAWS RAILROAD MUSEUMAND HISTORIC SITE
P.O. BOX 363
BISHOP, CALIFORNIA 93515 -
Location: 4.5 MILES NORTH OF BISHOP ON US 6 TO SILVER CANYON ROAD, TURN RIGHT.
Phone: 760-873-5950
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DISPLAY
  • MOTORCAR EXCURSIONS
  • MODEL RAILROAD
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • TOY TRAIN COLLECTION/DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD RELATED SITE
  • RAIL CHARTERS
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (36 IN.)
  • RAILROAD WATER TOWER
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
Web Site LAWS RAILROAD MUSEUM
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Railroad museum and Historic Site. 11 acres of open air exhibits including train, mining equipment, farm equipment and pioneer living. Special Events are listed on the Museum's website under Events. The 1927 Death Valley RR self propelled Rail car is used for demonstration rides on the museum grounds starting Memorial Day Weekend (last weekend in May)through Labor Day weekend(First weekend in September. "Old Smokey" mine loco and converted ore car will also be operating during the summer months. The operating schedules are posted on the Laws Museum website (www.lawsmuseum.org). Both pieces of rail equipment are available for charter by groups for special occaisons.
 Added 09/24/2002 | Last Updated 10/25/2013

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BLUE LAKE MUSEUM
330 RAILROAD AVENUE
BLUE LAKE, CALIFORNIA 95525 -USA
Location: BLUE LAKE, CA
Phone: 707-668-4188
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
Comments/Directions:
Local history museum is housed in former Arcata & Mad River Depot.
 Added 01/15/2011
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BLYTHE RAILROAD SITE
380 HOBSONWAY
BLYTHE, CALIFORNIA 92226 -USA
Location: NEAR COMMERCIAL AND MAIN STREETS
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED SITE
Comments/Directions:
This is a 300 ft stretch of original Santa Fe track in the center of Blythe, south of Hobsonway. It is the primary surviving segment of the Ripley branchline. Currently, no functioning attraction is present, until when a railcar or few are acquired and trucked here. There's also a complete set of crossing signals on Hobsonway with old cantilevers and median signals. Located off Interstate 10.
 Added 11/19/2012
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TWENTY MULE TEAM MUSEUM
26962 TWENTY MULE TEAM ROAD
BORON, CALIFORNIA 93516 -USA
Location: BORON, CA
Phone: 760-762-5810
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site TWENTY MULE TEAM MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
The mission of the Twenty Mule Team Museum is to acquire and document artifacts pertaining to local history and to the history of borax mining in Death Valley and Boron. These displays and archives are for the enjoyment and enlightenment of visitors and for research by students and others. The ATSF depot from Kramer has been relocated to the museum
 Added 03/06/2012
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BRAWLEY DEPOT
BRAWLEY, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: BRAWLEY, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Brawley depot has been spared and stands abandoned next to the active UP tracks.
 Added 05/22/2011
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KNOTT'S BERRY FARM
8039 BEACH BLVD.
BUENA PARK, CALIFORNIA 90620 -
Location: KNOTT'S BERRY FARM PARK.
Phone: 714-220-5200
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (36 IN.)
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (24 IN.)
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site GHOST TOWN AND CALICO RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Operates 3' gauge equipment from the D&RGW and RGS railroads of Colorado. They have two Baldwin built 2-8-0's and a flock of coaches, freight cars and such. They have one of the few remaining (operating) Galloping Goose rail cars that were used on the RGS. Pacific Electric depot also restored and used for boarding.
 Added 09/24/2002 | Last Updated 10/17/2005

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BURRELL SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT (PRIVATE)
BURRELL, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: DOWER AVE.& ELKHORN AVE.
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site BURRELL SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT INFO
Comments/Directions:
The Southern Pacific depot in Burrell has been relocated south of Fresno on private land.
 Added 02/20/2010 | Last Updated 10/06/2013
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CALWA DEPOT
CALWA, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: CALWA, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The ATSF depot in Calwa is now used as a BNSF yard office
 Added 03/18/2010
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EL DORADO ORCHARDS
2881 NORTH CANYON
CAMINO, CALIFORNIA 95709 -USA
Location: CAMINO, CA. 95709
Phone: 530-621-2053
2nd Phone: 530-622-5522
Description:
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 20 IN.
  • RAILROAD TUNNEL
Web Site EL DORADO ORCHARDS HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: ADDITIONAL INFO
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Simulated steam and diesel (gas operated) runs on grounds of family run orchard. 1/4 mile ride runs around 2 ponds. Open Sept. thru Dec., weather permitting.
 Added 05/23/2006 | Last Updated 10/25/2011
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PACIFIC SOUTHWEST RAILWAY MUSEUM
CAMPO, CALIFORNIA 91906 -
Location:
Phone: 619 465-7776
2nd Phone: 619 478-9937
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAIL CHARTERS
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • CAB RIDES DIESEL STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE
  • RAILROAD BRIDGE
  • RAILROAD DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD ORIENTED TOURS
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD RELATED SITE
  • RAILROAD TUNNEL
  • TRAIN SPOTTING LOCATION
Web Site PACIFIC SOUTHWEST RAILWAY MUSEUM
Comments/Directions:
Campo train-operation center: 17-acre public railroad museum, research library and 14 miles of common-carrier SD & AE Ry. Open weekends only, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (winter hours may vary). Free parking. More than 90 vintage train exhibits, working enginehouse/shop, display building, 8-acre working railroad yard. 1917 train depot/ticket office. Many volunteer opportunities and training available to members. Directions: from metropolitan San Diego (no public transportation): I-8 east 53 miles to Buckman Springs Rd.; 10 miles south to State highway 94; west 1 1/2 miles to Forrest Gate Rd.; left to Railway Museum Rd.; left to Depot St.; left to museum. From Imperial Valley and eastern points: I-8 west to Buckman Springs Rd. From metro San Diego via State highway 94: east 50 1/2 miles to Forrest Gate Rd., Campo. La Mesa Depot Museum: Small static display of Davenport steam locomotive, ice refrigerator car, caboose and restored 1894 country train station at La Mesa, 12 miles east of San Diego. Open Saturday afternoons 1 - 4 p.m. and at other times by appointment.
 Added 09/24/2002 | Last Updated 04/04/2012

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THE TRAIN PLACE
1820-F 41ST AVE.
CAPITOLA, CALIFORNIA 95010 -
Location: CAPITOLA, CA
Phone: 831-475-0188
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
Comments/Directions:
Large model railroad passes your table while you eat.
 Added 12/20/2002 | Last Updated 06/16/2004
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CHICO SACRAMENTO NORTHER DEPOT
CHICO, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: Relocated to Southgate Industrial Park
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
A former Sacramento Northern depot in Chico has been relocated to Southgate Industrial Park.
 Added 10/28/2009
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CHICO SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
CHICO, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: W. 5th/ Orange St.
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Southern Pacific depot in Chico has been restored and is used as an Amtrak stop.
 Added 10/28/2009
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CHULA VISTA LIVE STEAMERS
4548 SWEETWATER RD.
ROHR PARK: GATE B OR C
CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: ROHR PARK
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 7.5 IN.
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 7.5 IN.
Web Site CHULA VISTA LIVE STEAMERS HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
7.5 inch gauge live steam club located just south of sunny San Diego, CA. Club is located in a park so there is fun and relaxation for the whole family. Run days occur once a month; visitors and their equipment are welcome.
 Added 04/18/2003 | Last Updated 01/10/2009
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TARPEY DEPOT
399 CLOVIS AVE
CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA 93612 -USA
Location: Clovis, CA
Phone: 888-725-6947
2nd Phone: 559-297-2696
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site TARPEY DEPOT HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Restored depot serves as visitor's center.
 Added 12/20/2002
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COLFAX, CALIFORNIA SP DEPOT
COLFAX, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: COLFAX, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Southern Pacific Depot, has a small museum inside.
 Added 12/04/2008

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ORANGE COUNTY MODEL ENGINEERS (PRIVATE)
2501 PLACENTIA AVE.
COSTA MESE, CALIFORNIA 92628 -
Location: COSTA MESA, CA
Phone: 949-548-7246
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 7.5 IN.
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 7.5 IN.
Web Site ORANGE COUNTY MODEL ENGINEERS HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Miniature railroad free to public. Over 18,000 feet of track.
 Added 12/20/2002 | Last Updated 01/15/2007
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CROCKETT DEPOT
CROCKETT, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: WAYCROSS, GA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
Comments/Directions:
The Southern Pacific depot in Crockett has been saved and serves as a local museum.
 Added 11/16/2008
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MUSEUM OF THE SAN RAMON VALLEY
205 RAILROAD AVENUE
DANVILLE, CALIFORNIA 94526 -USA
Location: DANVILLE, CA
Phone: 925-837-3750
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site MUSEUM OF THE SAN RAMON VALLEY HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Local history museum is located in former Southern Pacific depot.
 Added 01/03/2010
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ALTA DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
DINUBA, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: DINUBA, CA
Phone: 559-591-2144
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site ALTA DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Local history museum is housed in the Southern Pacific depot in Dinuba.
 Added 03/26/2010
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RAILROAD PARK RESORT
100 RAILROAD PARK
DUNSMUIR, CALIFORNIA 96025 -USA
Location: Located at the foot of magnificent Castle Crags just 50 miles north of Redding on Interstate-5 in Northern California.
Phone: 530-235-4440
2nd Phone: 530-235-4611
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED SITE
Web Site RAILROAD PARK RESORT HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Railroad Park offers cabins and a 60-unit campground and RV Park complete with laundry and hot showers, game room and cable TV. Railroad Park is ideally suited as a base for exploration and recreation in the pristine, unspoiled Shasta Cascade region of Northern California. Our Restaurant and Lounge, built inside antique railroad cars, feature casual dining served in an atmosphere steeped in nostalgia. Antique handtools, gauges, pictures, signals and other paraphernalia recall the glory days of railroading in the west.
 Added 09/24/2002
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NORTHERN COUNTIES LOGGING MUSEUM
3431 FORT AVE.
EUREKA, CALIFORNIA 95501 -USA
Location: EUREKA, CALIFORNIA
Phone: 707-455-6567
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site NORTHERN COUNTIES LOGGING MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Steam excursions.
 Added 09/24/2002 | Last Updated 12/20/2002
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ROARING CAMP & BIG TREES NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD
P.O. BOX G-1
FELTON, CALIFORNIA 95018 -USA
Location: SIX MILES NORTH OF SANTA CRUZ, ON GRAHM HILL ROAD. AT THE FELTON DEPOT
Phone: 831-335-4484
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (36 IN.)
  • RAILROAD WATER TOWER
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site ROARING CAMP & BIG TREES NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Related Webs:
Comments/Directions:
Trains to the top of Bear Mountain and return. This is a 6 mile 1 1/4 hour trip.
 Added 09/24/2002 | Last Updated 07/30/2009

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FERNBRIDGE DEPOT
FERNBRIDGE, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: FERNBRIDGE, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The NWP depot in Fernbridge is now used as a warehouse.
 Added 02/22/2011
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FILLMORE AND WESTERN RAILWAY
351 SANTA CLARA AVE.
FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA 93015 -
Location: ON STATE ROUTE 126 BETWEEN I-5 AND US 101.
Phone: 805-524-2546
2nd Phone: 800-773-8724
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site FILLMORE AND WESTERN RAILWAY HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Diesel excursions.
 Added 09/24/2002 | Last Updated 11/11/2005

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YOSEMITE MOUNTAIN SUGAR PINE RAILROAD
56001 YOSEMITE HWY. 41
FISH CAMP, CALIFORNIA 93623 -
Location: FISH CAMP, CALIFORNIA
Phone: 209-683-7273
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site YOSEMITE MOUNTAIN SUGAR PINE RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Steam excursions.
 Added 09/24/2002 | Last Updated 12/22/2009
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FOLSOM VALLEY RAILWAY
121 DUNSTABLE WAY
FOLSOM, CALIFORNIA 95630 -USA
Location: 50 NATOMA STREET, NEXT TO THE ZOO.
Phone: 916-621-0039
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 12 IN.
Related Webs: SAD, BUT THE CITY IS TRYING TO RUIN THIS MAN
Comments/Directions:
Miniature steam railroad operates in Folsom City Lions Park.
 Added 09/24/2002 | Last Updated 03/24/2008
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SACRAMENTO VALLEY RAIL ROAD
198 WOOL ST.
FOLSOM, CALIFORNIA 95630 -
Location: FOLSOM, CA
Phone: 916-985-6001
2nd Phone: 916-985-6031
Description:
  • MOTORCAR EXCURSIONS
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site SACRAMENTO VALLEY RAIL ROAD HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: FOLSOM HANDCAR DERBY
Related Webs: F.E.D.S. HISTORICAL RAILROAD
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
A work in progress. While persuing a tourist rail line the Folsom, El Dorado & Sacramento Historical Railroad Association offers excursions via motorcar. Also open weekends, the Folsom Railroad Museum.
 Added 12/14/2002 | Last Updated 11/10/2014

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SKUNK TRAIN
FOOT OF LAUREL STREET
FORT BRAGG, CALIFORNIA 95437 -
Location: HIGHWAY ONE AND LAUREL ST.
Phone: 707-964-6371
2nd Phone: 866-457-5865
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site SKUNK TRAIN
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Daily steam and diesel excursions offered Spring thru Fall from Fort Bragg, which is the western end of the railroad. From the eastern end, historic motorcar trips offered from Willits during the summer
 Added 09/24/2002 | Last Updated 04/29/2008

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FORTUNA DEPOT HISTORICAL MUSEUM
FORTUNA, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: ROHNER PARK
Phone: 707-725-7645
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site FORTUNA DEPOT HISTORICAL MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Depot museum with railroad memorabilia on display
 Added 09/24/2002 | Last Updated 04/02/2011
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FOWLER SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
FOWLER, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: FOWLER, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Southern Pacific depot in Fowler is used by a local business.
 Added 03/27/2010
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CENTERVILLE DEPOT
37260 FREMONT BLVD.
FREMONT, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: FREMONT, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • MODEL RAILROAD
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site CENTERVILLE DEPOT HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Former SP depot in Fremont now serves Amtrak and Altamont Commuter Express trains. The depot also houses a model railroad and small museum.
 Added 07/03/2009
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NILES CANYON RAILWAY
P.O. BOX 2247
FREMONT, CALIFORNIA 94536 -
Location: SUNOL, CALIFORNIA
Phone: 510-862-9063
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site NILES CANYON RAILWAY HOMEPAGE
Related Webs:
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Six miles of rail have been replaced on the historic right-of-way first used by the Central Pacific in the 1860's. (The line was abandoned by Southern Pacific in the mid 1980's.) Round trip takes approximately 1 hour (plus).Plans (someday) are to extend into the town of Niles, and eastward to the town of Pleasanton. Railroad is staffed entirely by volunteers -- always can use more help! Check website for current schedules.
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NILES DEPOT HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
P.O.BOX 36997
FREMONT, CALIFORNIA 94536 -
Location: ON THE SOUTH BOUND SIDE OF MISSION BLVD. APPROXIMATELY 1/2 MILE NORTH OF NILES CANYON ROAD, APPROXIMATELY 1/4 MILE SOUTH
Phone: 510-797-4449
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • MODEL RAILROAD
Web Site NILES DEPOT HISTORICAL FOUNDATION HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
We are open 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month 10AM to 4PM. We feature a Railroad Museum in the depot building and two operating layouts. N Gauge upstairs and HO Gauge in the basement. We have a Western Pacific Caboose #467. We are self-supporting through contributions and are a volunteer group always seeking new members. Stop by, you are always welcome, docents are available to assist you and answer your questions.
 Added 09/24/2002 | Last Updated 12/25/2005
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FRESNO ATSF DEPOT
2652 TULARE ST.
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: FRESNO, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Santa Fe depot in Fresno is now used by Amtrak
 Added 03/27/2010
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FRESNO ATSF FREIGHT OFFICE
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: Q St. near Tulare St.
Description:
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
Comments/Directions:
The 2 story freight office is still standing on Q st.
 Added 03/28/2010
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FRESNO SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
1713 TULARE STREET
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: FRESNO, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Related Webs: INFO FROM HISTORIC FRESNO
Comments/Directions:
One of two Queen Anne-influenced stations in California and a symbol of Fresno's founding in 1872, it remains one of Fresno's most significant historical and architectural landmarks. The depot is currently used for office space.
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FT. SEWARD DEPOT
FT. SEWARD, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: FT. SEWARD, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Northwestern Pacific Railroad depot in Ft. Seward has survived dispite removal of tracks.
 Added 02/28/2011
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FULLERTON PACIFIC ELECTRIC RAILWAY DEPOT
130 E. COMMONWEALTH
FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA -
Location: 130 E. COMMONWEALTH, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
Comments/Directions:
The former Pacific Electric Railway depot in Fullerton is now Spadra's Italian restaurant.
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FULLERTON SANTA FE DEPOT
140 SANTA FE AVE
FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: 140 SANTA FE AVE, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
The Santa Fe depot in Fullerton now serves Metrolink and Amtrak. There are also several cars on display at the depot.
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FULLERTON UNION PACIFIC DEPOT / OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY
120 SANTA FE AVE
FULLERTON, CALIFORNIA -
Location: 120 SANTA FE AVE, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
Comments/Directions:
The Union Pacific depot has been relocated next to the Santa Fe depot and is now the Old Spaghetti Factory.
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SOUTH SHASTA MUSEUM (PRIVATE)
8620 HOLMES ROAD
GERBER, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: GERBER, CA
Phone: 530-385-1389
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • MODEL RAILROAD
Comments/Directions:
Large G scale replica of the Union Pacific Railroad from Gerber to Dunsmuir. Godfrey Humann, creator of the South Shasta Lines, opens his museum seasonally. His trains first ran for the public in 1950. Since then, nearly 89,000 people have attended, coming from all parts of the world. Humann's miniature trains, includuing 17 steam locomotives, will be running over 900 feet of tracks, along with 100 freight and passenger cars. The trains travel through scenic replicas of the Sacramento River Canyon and work their way up the grades in view of pine and fir trees that cling to the cliffs. Trains travel through tunnels, cross bridges and a water fall. Hundreds of tiny details are part of South Shasta lines, such as glowing fireboxes in the steam locomotive, a bell that rings, an operating sawmill and a copy of an alfalfa mill that was a Gerber landmark. Music plays from the church and nine of the locomotives are equipped with sound. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Each showing can accommodate 75 people.
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GILROY GARDENS FAMILY THEME PARK
3050 HECKER PASS HWY
GILROY, CALIFORNIA 95020 -USA
Location: GILROY, CA
Phone: 408-840-7100
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (24 IN.)
Web Site GILROY GARDENS FAMILY THEME PARK HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Miniature steam (simulated) operates in family theme park.
 Added 05/02/2006 | Last Updated 05/03/2010
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GOFFS DEPOT
GOFFS, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: GOFFS, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
Comments/Directions:
Former Southern Pacific depot in Goffs is being restored as local library and archive of area historical data.
 Added 06/02/2005
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SOUTH COAST RAILROAD MUSEUM AT GOLETA DEPOT.
300 N. LOS CARNEROS RD.
GOLETA, CALIFORNIA 93117 -
Location: GOLETA, CA - TAKE THE LOS CARNEROS ROAD EXIT OF U.S.101; GO ABOUT 1/2 MILE N.ON L.CARN.RD. (7 MI. WEST OF SANTA BARBARA)
Phone: 805-964-3540
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • HAND CAR RIDES
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 7.5 IN.
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • MODEL RAILROAD
Web Site SOUTH COAST RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: GOLETA VALLEY CHAMBER OF C.
Related Webs: VIRTUAL TOURS OF S.B.COUNTY ATTRACTIONS
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
This is the actual Goleta Depot (built in 1901 and moved to current site in County Park) and is somewhat more than just a "museum" It's a site worth going out of the way to visit. It has a real caboose that can be entered; a restored Freight Office; a small store selling books, magazines and railroad memorabilia. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nearby is historic Stowhouse and Sexton museum. The RR depot and grounds are free. Bring a picnic. See website for schedule of miniature-train rides, handcar rides, and much more. The Amtrak operates stations in Goleta, Santa Barbara, etc.
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CASA DE FRUTA
10021 PACHECO PASS HIGHWAY
HOLLISTER, CALIFORNIA 95023 -USA
Location: HOLLISTER, CA
Phone: 800-543-1702
Description:
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 16 IN.
Web Site CASA DE FRUTA HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Ride the miniature locomotive creekside and see the natural wonders that make Casa de Fruta's setting unique in the world. The main train station of Casa de Choo Choo is adjacent to Casa de Sweets, where you can enjoy fresh baked goods, homemade candy and a selection of ice cream that will satisfy the most demanding sweet tooth. Specialty coffees and fresh pies are always ready.
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IONE DEPOT
IONE, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: IONE, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Southern Pacific depot in Ione still remains but is in desparate need of saving.
 Added 10/24/2009
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RAILTOWN 1897 HISTORIC PARK
CALIFORNIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM
P.O. BOX 1250
JAMESTOWN, CALIFORNIA 95327 -USA
Location: 5TH AVE. & RESERVOIR RD.
Phone: 209-984-3593
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site RAILTOWN 1897 HISTORIC PARK
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
This is the Sierra Railway that is often used on television shows and in movies. Located in Jamestown 3 mile south of Sonora California.
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RAILTOWN 1897 STATE HISTORIC PARK
JAMESTOWN, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: JAMESTOWN, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD WATER TOWER
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site RAILTOWN 1897 STATE HISTORIC PARK HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Railtown is part of the California State Railroad Museum.
 Added 08/05/2008
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JOSHUA TREE & SOUTHERN RAILROAD MUSEUM
8901 WILLOW LANE
JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA 92252 -
Location: JOSHUA TREE, CA
Phone: 760-366-8503
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 7.5 IN.
  • MINIATURE STEAM 15 IN.
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • GARDEN RAILROAD
Web Site JOSHUA TREE & SOUTHERN RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Miniature steam railroad with full size cars on display.
 Added 05/22/2003 | Last Updated 11/03/2010
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SMITH RANCH & JULIAN RAILROAD
P.O. BOX 1372
JULIAN, CALIFORNIA 92036 -USA
Location: JULIAN, CA
Phone: 760-765-2288
Description:
  • RAILROAD ORIENTED TOURS
  • RAILROAD RELATED SITE
  • RAILROAD ORIENTED TOURS
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD BRIDGE
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • HAND CAR RIDES
Web Site SMITH RANCH & JULIAN RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
JULIAN TRAIN & GOLD MINE TOUR--Enjoy a 1-mile train ride on a narrow gauge gold mining train, disembark to explore an authentic 1870 Julian "gold rush" mine, and pan for gold! All aboard the SMITH RANCH & JULIAN RAILROAD!" Open Monday-Saturday, reservations required.
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KEELER CARSON & COLORADO DEPOT
KEELER, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: KEELER, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Carson & Colorado depot in Keeler is now a private residence.
 Added 09/07/2011
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KEELER SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
KEELER, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: KEELER, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The SP depot in Keeler is used by the local fire dept.
 Added 09/07/2011
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MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE
KELSO, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: KELSO, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Former UP depot is being renovated to become the Mojave National Preserve visitors center.
 Added 02/15/2005
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KINGSBURG DEPOT
KINGSBURG, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: KINGSBURG, CA
Phone: 559-284-2421
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site FRIENDS OF THE HISTORIC KINGSBURG DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Southern Pacific depot in Kingsburg is being restored by local historical group.
 Added 03/28/2010
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KINGSBURG HISTORICAL PARK
2321 SIERRA ST.
KINGSBURG, CALIFORNIA 93631 -USA
Location: KINGSBURG, CA
Phone: 559-897-5795
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Related Webs: INFO FROM KINSGBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Comments/Directions:
The Selma depot was relocated to Kinsburg and is now the center of the Kingsburg Historical Park museum
 Added 03/28/2010
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KORBEL DEPOT
KORBEL, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: KORBEL, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site KORBEL DEPOT HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: ADDITIONAL INFO
Comments/Directions:
The Korbel depot is on the winery property and part of the tour.
 Added 04/02/2011
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LODI CALIFORNIA
LODI, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: LODI, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
SP depot, still in use as a Rail / Bus terminal, circa 2008.
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LOMITA RAILROAD MUSEUM
2137 W. 250TH ST.
LOMITA, CALIFORNIA 90717 -
Location: LOCATED AT 250TH STREET AND WOODARD AVENUE IN LOMITA.
Phone: 310-326-6255
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site LOMITA RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: LOMITA RR MUSEUM INFORMATION
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The museum is housed in a replica of the Boston and Maine's Greenwood station at Wakefield, Massachusetts. Inside you will find all kinds of railroad memorabilia. Outside the station you will find a 1902 Baldwin 2-6-0 mogal, a tender, 2 cabooses, a tank car, a box car, and more. The Lomita Railroad Museum Foundation is in the process of raising money for a larger expansion project. Funds and museum item donations are accepted. Donations can be mailed and made payable to the Lomita Rail Road Museum Foundation, Inc.; P.O. 339; Lomita, CA. 90717.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 04/09/2005
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LONE PINE DEPOT (PRIVATE)
LONE PINE, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: LONE PINE, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
In 1883 the Carson and Colorado Railroad was built from Belleville, Nevada, across the White Mountains to Benton and down into the Owens Valley where the rail line ended in Keeler. The engine was nicknamed "The Slim Princess". The arrival of the rail line and stagecoach in Keller was a great event. Passengers came in on the evening train twice a week to take the stage on the following day to Mojave. Passengers spent the layover at the Lake View Hotel, later the name changed to the Hotel Keeler. To the north the short line connected with the Virginia & Truckee Line at Mound House, Nevada. A portion of Keeler's railroad history is still visible in the old railroad station, stationmaster's house, and remnants of passenger coaches that are now converted into residences. North of Lone Pine is the Lone Pine Station Road, which goes east to the abandoned Southern Pacific depot (now a private residence). With the building of the LA aqueduct, large quantities of freight were needed in the Owens Valley, and the railroad was extended from Mojave to Lone Pine for this purpose.
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LONE STAR DEPOT
LONE STAR, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: Fowler Ave. 1 block S of Jensen Ave.
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Related Webs: INFO FROM SANTA FE SUBJECTS
Comments/Directions:
The ATSF depot in Lone Star is privately owned and sits on its original site although tracks are gone.
 Added 03/29/2010
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ELDORADO EXPRESS RAILROAD
7550 E SPRING ST
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA 90808 -
Location: LONG BEACH, CA
Phone: 562-824-7725
Description:
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 18 IN.
Web Site ELDORADO EXPRESS RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Approx. 1 mile round trip around El Dorado Park. Steam Outline Locomotive also birthday party packages
 Added 12/20/2002 | Last Updated 04/28/2011
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MTA RED LINE SUBWAY
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
Description:
  • RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE
Comments/Directions:
Opened in 1993 MTA is a Third Rail Subway Line. With Breada Italian Firm. with Work cars, 2 Transfer Yard Diesel Switchers
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GRIFFITH PARK AND SOUTHERN RAILROAD
4400 CRYSTAL SPRINGS DR.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90039 -
Location: I-5 AND RT. 134
Phone: 213-662-5874
Description:
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 18.5 IN.
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 16 IN.
Web Site GRIFFITH PARK AND SOUTHERN RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
18.5" steam outline and diesel outline locomotives, as well as 16" gauge equivalents on a loop around Travel Town Museum.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 08/28/2005
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LOS ANGELES UNION STATION
800 N ALAMEDA ST
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Once served by Santa Fe, UP, SP, Pacific Electric Railway, and the Los Angeles Railway, Union Station in LA dwindled with the advance of the auto and airplane. Now it is a busy hub for commuter traffic.
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TRAVEL TOWN MUSEUM
5200 ZOO DRIVE
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90027 -USA
Location: 5200 ZOO DRIVE, (GRIFFITH PARK) LOS ANGELES, CA 90027, NORTHWEST CORNER OF GRIFFITH PARK
Phone: 323-662-5874
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD ORIENTED TOURS
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • TROLLEY(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • HORSE DRAWN STREET CAR ON DISPLAY
Web Site TRAVEL TOWN MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Railroal museum that operates the Crystal Springs & Cahuenga Valley Railroad.
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BILLY JONES WILDCAT RAILROAD
OAK MEADOW PARK
LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: LOS GATOS, CA
Phone: 408-395-7433
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 18 IN.
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 18 IN.
Web Site BILLY JONES WILDCAT RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Miniature diesel and steam rides in park.
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MAGALIA DEPOT
6818 DEPOT
MAGALIA, CALIFORNIA 95954 -USA
Location: MAGALIA, CA
Phone: 530-877-2823
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Related Webs: REPORTED HAUNTINGS AT THE DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Southern Pacific depot in Magalia sits next to the abandoned right of way and is currently used by a two local restaurants, The Lovin Oven and Magalia Depot Inn. There are also reports of hauntings in the depot.
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MARTELL DEPOT
MARTELL, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: JUST EAST OF S.R. 49
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Ione & Eastern depot in Martell has been spared and stands next to silent rails.
 Added 10/24/2009
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MARTINEZ SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
MARTINEZ, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: MARTINEZ, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Southern Pacific depot in Martinez has been saved and rennovations are planned.
 Added 01/03/2010
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MCCLOUD RAILWAY COMPANY AND SHASTA SUNSET DINNER TRAIN
P.O. BOX 1500
MCCLOUD, CALIFORNIA 96057 -
Location: TRAINS LOAD AT MAIN STREET, MCCLOUD, CA ACROSS FROM THE POST OFFICE.
Phone: 916-964-2142
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Comments/Directions:
Weekend diesel excursions.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 10/13/2013
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KIDDIE LAND
MERCED, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: Applegate park (26th & R St.)
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (24 IN.)
Comments/Directions:
Simulated steam train runs in park.
 Added 04/19/2006
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MINKLER ATSF DEPOT (PRIVATE)
MINKLER, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: MINKLER, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Santa Fe depot in Minkler has been relocated about 2 1/5 miles south of town and is now a private residence.
 Added 04/23/2010
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RICK BAGLIONE'S RAILROAD (PRIVATE)
MODESTO, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: Carrollton & Ayers
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (24 IN.)
Comments/Directions:
Rick is working on a two foot railroad operating in his orchard.
 Added 10/21/2007
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CANNERY CABOOSE
MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: MONTEREY, CA
Description:
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
On the former Southern Pacific right of way in Monterey right in the middle of Cannery Row sits the Cannery Caboose. The caboose houses a very nice assortment of memorabelia. There is also an NYC combination car painted in SP livery that seems to have served as a visitor center but was locked up as of 7/2009. The caboose has a phone number in the window and looked to be available by appointment only.
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EL ESTERO LAKE - PARK & DENNIS THE MENACE PLAYGROUND
MONTERY, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: Del Monte Avenue and Camino Aguajito
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
SP No.1285 is on display in the Dennis the Menace Playground.
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MULFORD DEPOT
MULFORD, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: MULFORD, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Southern Pacific depot in Mulford still stands next to tracks now used by UP.
 Added 08/16/2009
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NAPA VALLEY WINE TRAIN
1275 MCKINSTRY ST.
NAPA, CALIFORNIA 94559 -
Location: NAPA, CALIFORNIA
Phone: 800-427-4124
2nd Phone: 707-253-2160
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
Web Site NAPA VALLEY WINE TRAIN HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
We are one of Napa's most unique and best restaurants. Located in the nation’s most prominent culinary capital, the Napa Valley Wine Train is a standout restaurant of utmost quality. Our talented chef is creative, and dedicated to fresh, wholesome ingredients. Choose from an excellent seasonal menu, and then enjoy the dish that was prepared to your specifications in one of our 3 specially designed kitchen cars. Or enjoy the train ride a la carte in the open air, western-themed Silverado car. Many fun events and opportunities are available on the train: from small lunches where you can meet local vintners, to murder mysteries and other dinner theater. Also, available are great winery tours. Our vintage rail cars are almost completely gone from the American landscape, and now only exist in museums or organizations such as ours. These cars were once dominant features of life in the United States and a standard-setter for luxury and customer service. The Napa Valley Wine Train harkens back to the era of fresh food and attentive service. We are the Iron Horse.
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NATIONAL CITY DEPOT
922 W. 23RD. ST.
NATIONAL CITY, CALIFORNIA 91950 -USA
Location: National City, CA
Phone: 619-474-4400
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Comments/Directions:
The museum displays Santa Fe and San Diego Electric Railway memorabilia. Also, 1 and 3 mile trips on former Cotton Belt line.
 Added 12/20/2002 | Last Updated 11/03/2003
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NEEDLES DEPOT
NEEDLES, CALIFORNIA -
Location: NEEDLES, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
One of the grandest Harvey Houses, the Needles Santa Fe depot was also the El Garces Hotel. The Building is in disrepair and needs help soon but was once an elegant stop on the rails. About 2 blocks to the south there is a ATSF caboose and two box cars also on display.
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NEVADA COUNTY NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD MUSEUM
5 KIDDER CT
NEVADA CITY, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: NEVADA CITY, CA
Phone: 530-470-0902
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
Web Site NEVADA COUNTY NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Located in Nevada City, California, the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum is dedicated to the preservation of local transportation history and artifacts from the narrow gauge railroad era. In addition to the railroad, this Sierra foothills county boasted such turn-of-the 20th century transportation as an electric streetcar line, a steam powered automobile, and the first commercial airport in the United States. Visitors are offered a docent-led historical tour of the museum, railyard, and restoration shop. Exhibited in the main gallery is Engine 5, an 1875 Baldwin that began service hauling lumber, then passengers and freight for the NCNGRR, and finally as a movie engine at Universal Studios in Hollywood. The railyard houses a collection of wooden rail cars, some restored, others awaiting their turn in the restoration shop. The shop is usually a busy place with volunteers doing rolling stock maintenance and other restoration projects. The museum's Gift Shop offers visitors a choice of many railroad-related items.
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NEVADA COUNTY TRACTION COMPANY
402 RAILROAD AVE.
NEVADA CITY, CALIFORNIA 95959 -USA
Location: NEVADA CITY, CA
Phone: 530-265-0869
2nd Phone: 916-265-0896
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (36 IN.)
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (36 IN.)
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site NEVADA COUNTY TRACTION COMPANY HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Comments/Directions:
The NCNGRR&TM is located at the historical terminus of the old Nevada County Narrow Gauge RR. The museum has over twenty pieces of 3 ft. gauge equipment from the NCNGRR, NCO, F&CC, S.P. and Westside Lumber Co. The museum operates in conjunction with the Nevada County Traction Co. who is owned and operated by the Northern Queen Inn. The NQI offers trolley rides and runs a steam train operation during the summer months using Argent Lumber Co. #5, a 2-6-2 26 ton Lima. The NCNGRR&TM also has on display NCNG engine #5, a 1875 2-6-0 Mogul that spent 45 years of it's career at Universal Studios and has presented in over 100 movies and T.V. episodes.
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THE RAILROAD MUSEUM AT ARDENWOOD/SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF CARTER RAILROAD RESOURCES
P.O. BOX 783
NEWARK, CALIFORNIA 94560 -USA
Location: ARDENWOOD HISTORIC FARM, 34600 ARDENWOOD BLVD.
Phone: 510-796-9560
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • HAND CAR RIDES
Web Site SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF CARTER RAILROAD RESOURCES HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
This a horse powered 1-1/2 mile long narrow gauge railroad. We have over 17 wooden cars (14 operable) most built by the Carter Brothers of Newark Ca. (the Carter Brothers built about 5000 wooden cars between 1874 and 1902-including 16 of the surviving San Francisco cable cars). We also have 2 Plymouth Gasoline Switchers used for switching, MOW, and special events. We operate Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from April to November. Admission to the park includes all activities including our railroad, tours of a 1860's restored Victorian mansion, and various farm exhibits. There is an annual Washington Township Raiload Fair with visiting steam engine on Labor Day weekend and Halloween ghost trains. Scheduled workdays are on the 2nd. Saturday of Month. Ardenwood Historic Farm is in Fremont, California and is operated by the East Bay regional Park District. The Railroad Museum in Ardenwood is operated by the Society for the Preservation of Carter Railroad Resources (SPCRR) a California 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
 Added 09/24/2002 | Last Updated 11/06/2014
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HERITAGE JUNCTION HISTORIC PARK
24107 SAN FERNANDO RD.
NEWHALL, CALIFORNIA 91321 -
Location: NEWHALL, CALIFORNIA
Phone: 209-835-0263
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site HERITAGE JUNCTION HISTORIC PARK HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Railroad related museum in former SP depot.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 04/09/2005
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FEATHERBED RAILROAD COMPANY BED AND BREAKFAST
2870 LAKESHORE BLVD.
NICE, CALIFORNIA 95465 -
Location: NICE, CA
Phone: 800-966-6322
2nd Phone: 707-274-8378
Description:
  • RAILROAD B&B/INN/HOTEL
Web Site FEATHERBED RAILROAD COMPANY BED AND BREAKFAST HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Located in Nice on the northwest corner of Clear Lake. Just off Highway 20 on a quiet drive along the lake shore are the unique grounds of the "Featherbed Railroad Company" Bed & Breakfast Resort. The rooms are real Caboose cars cheerfully painted and decorated to give a holiday atmosphere. Each car is set at an angle to the others and is surrounded with well kept lawns, shrubs and flowers. To the south of the property is the lake and access to the water and dock. The rooms are located under massive oaks and pine providing a cozy feeling and a cool shaded area in the summer.
 Added 01/07/2003 | Last Updated 06/16/2004
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OAKDALE COWBOY MUSEUM
355 E. F STREET
OAKDALE, CALIFORNIA 95361 -USA
Location: OAKDALE, CA
Phone: 209-847-7049
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site OAKDALE COWBOY MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Oakdale Cowboy Museum makes its home in the former Southern Pacific depot. The museum's goal is to preserve the western heritage of the area. It is very near the Sierra railroad as well.
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SIERRA RAILROAD
330 SOUTH SIERRA AVENUE
OAKDALE, CALIFORNIA 95361 -USA
Location: JAMESTOWN, CA
Phone: 209-848-2100
2nd Phone: 800-866-1690
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • CAB RIDES DIESEL STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site SIERRA RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Based in Oakdale, CA, the Sierra Railroad offers trips year-round. Considered one of the five best dinner trains in the West, Dinner Train trips include Sunset Dinners, Murder Mysteries, Brunches & more. Excursion trips include Wild West trips with Steam Engine, Rail & Raft trips (you raft back to town on river) and numerous family trips.
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OAKLAND 16TH ST. STATION
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: 16th and Wood St.
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The vacant 16th St. station in Oakland still stands where the Southern Pacific tracks once ran.
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OAKLAND WESTERN PACIFIC DEPOT
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: 3rd. & Washington
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Western Pacific depot in Oakland is now home to a local business operator.
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CASK 'N CLEAVER
186 N. ATCHISON ST.
ORANGE, CALIFORNIA 92866 -USA
Location: Off Hwy 5 on Chapman just across tracks
Phone: 714-532-2660
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
Comments/Directions:
The Orange Santa Fe depot was built in 1938. It is home to the Cask 'n Cork Steakhouse and also a Metrolink station. There are several nice photos inside of the depot in earlier days as well as the previous depot, which was built in the 1870's.
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IRVINE PARK RAILROAD
1 IRVINE PARK RD.
ORANGE, CALIFORNIA 92896 -
Location: EXIT 5 FREEWAY @ JAMBOREE. TRAVEL EAST APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES, PAST CHAPMAN AVENUE. TURN RIGHT TO IRVINE REGIONAL PARK ON
Phone: 714-997-3968
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (24 IN.)
Web Site IRVINE PARK RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
The railroad travels through historic Irvine Regional Park past the Orange County Zoo, pony rides, paddle boats on the small lake. Horseback rides, bicycle rental, and full food concessions are also available. A special area is available for company picnics. 2' Chance Rides "C.P. Huntington" steam outline.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 08/28/2005
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ORANGE COVE DEPOT
633 6TH ST.
ORANGE COVE, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: ORANGE COVE, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site ORANGE COVE CITY HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
The Santa Fe depot in Orange Cove is now the city's town hall.
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ORLAND SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
221 E. YOLO ST.
ORLAND, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: ORLAND, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The SP depot in Orland has been relocated to the Glenn County Fair Grounds to serve as offices.
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ORLAND, NEWVILLE AND PACIFIC RAILROAD
221 EAST YOLO
P.O. BOX 667
ORLAND, CALIFORNIA 95963 -
Location: GLENN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Phone: 916-865-1168
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 15 IN.
Web Site ORLAND, NEWVILLE AND PACIFIC RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Miniature steam railroad.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 04/09/2005
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OROVILLE DEPOT RESTAURANT
2191 HIGH ST,
OROVILLE, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: OROVILLE, CA
Phone: 530-534-9101
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Western Pacific depot in Oroville is now home to the Oroville Depot Restaurant
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PARADISE DEPOT
PARADISE, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: PARADISE, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The old depot in Paradise is being converted to a community museum.
 Added 10/21/2005
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ORANGE EMPIRE RAILWAY MUSEUM
2201 SOUTH A ST.
PERRIS, CALIFORNIA 92572 -
Location: ON A STREET ONE AND A QUARTER MILES SOUTH OF FOURTH STREET, IN THE CITY OF PERRIS
Phone: 951-943-3020
Description:
  • TROLLEY EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (42 IN.)
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
  • TOY TRAIN COLLECTION/DISPLAY
  • CAB RIDES DIESEL STANDARD GAUGE
  • HAND CAR RIDES
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • HORSE DRAWN STREET CAR ON DISPLAY
  • RAIL CHARTERS
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site ORANGE EMPIRE RAILWAY MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Railroad, trolley museum with excursions. Largest rail artifact collection in the West (over 200 cars, trolleys and locomotives)
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 08/13/2009
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PETALUMA VISITORS CENTER
PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: PETALUMA, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Former SP depot is being restored for a visitors center.
 Added 04/02/2005
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CONFUSION HILL
75001 N. HWY. 101
PIERCY, CALIFORNIA 95587 -USA
Location: PIERCY, CA
Phone: 707-925-6456
Description:
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 20 IN.
Web Site CONFUSION HILL HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Train Ride is a 30 minute trip that uses a unique "Alpine Switchback" system to the hilltop. You travel thru second and old growth Redwoods with the Engineer telling you about the special characteristics of these amazing trees which are the Tallest Living Things on Earth! You will also pass by some historical logging equiptment and learn about how it all operated! It's really Fun and Informative something the whole Family will Enjoy! Confusion Hill is also the Home of the World Famous Gravity House! We have been the Home of Mystery and Fun in the Redwoods since 1949!! There is also a Gift Shop with unique Redwood souvenirs and other Fun stuff! The Train and Snack Bar are open 10am to 5pm June to Memorial Day!!!!
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PITTSBURG SANTA FE DEPOT
PITTSBURG, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: PITTSBURG, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The ATSF depot in Pittsburg has survived in its original location.
 Added 01/03/2010
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PLEASANTON SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: W. Neal St./Railroad St.
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Southern Pacific depot in Pleasanton is now used by a local business next to the UP operated tracks.
 Added 10/20/2009
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GOLDEN STATE MODEL RAILROAD MUSEUM
900-A DORNAN DR.
POINT RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA 94530 -USA
Location: Point Richmond, CA
Phone: 510-234-4884
Description:
  • MODEL RAILROAD
Web Site GOLDEN STATE MODEL RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Over 10,000 sq. ft. model railroad.
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FAIRPLEX
1101 W. MCKINLEY AVE
POMONA, CALIFORNIA 91768 -USA
Location: POMONA, CA
Phone: 909-623-3111
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site FAIRPLEX HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
The exhibit is operated by the Southern California Chapter of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society and consists of eight locomotives and four cars from different periods in the nation's rail history. Another part of the exhibit is the Arcadia train station, which was built in 1887 and stood at the corner of First Avenue and St. Joseph Street in Arcadia. The society acquired the station in 1969.
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RAILWAY AND LOCOMOTIVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
SHOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER
P.O. BOX 2250
POMONA, CALIFORNIA 91769 -USA
Location: Los Angeles County fairgrounds, gate 12
Phone: 818-917-8454
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
Collection includes UP "Big Boy" #4014, a 4-8-8-4; UP #9000, a 4-12-2; the first UP gas turbine electric locomotive and six other engines.
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WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD MUSEUM
700 WESTERN PACIFIC WAY
P.O. BOX 608
PORTOLA, CALIFORNIA 96122 -
Location: PORTOLA, CALIFORNIA
Phone: 916-832-4131
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • CAB RIDES DIESEL STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • TRAIN SPOTTING LOCATION
Web Site WESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD MUSEUM
Comments/Directions:
Railroad museum dedicated to the Western Pacific Railroad and it's subsidiaries. Home of the Run A Locomotive Program where you can have the opportunity to operate a Diesel Locomotive.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 02/12/2006
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POWAY-MIDLAND RAILROAD
P.O. BOX 1244
POWAY, CALIFORNIA 92074-1244 -
Location: OLD POWAY PARK, ON MIDLAND ROAD BETWEEN TEMPLE AND AUBREY..
Phone: 858-486-4063
2nd Phone: 858-668-4576
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (42 IN.)
  • TROLLEY EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (42 IN.)
Web Site POWAY-MIDLAND RAILROAD INFO
Comments/Directions:
3.5 ft steam railroad in 1900 era theme park. Train barn, water tower, gift shop. Rides around the park weekends. See Events Calendar also.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 07/13/2009
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SACRAMENTO VALLEY LIVE STEAMERS RAILROAD MUSEUM
P.O. BOX 273
RANCHO CORDOVA, CALIFORNIA 95741 -
Location: HAGEN COMMUNITY PARK
Phone: 916-361-7140
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 7.5 IN.
  • MINIATURE STEAM 4 3/4 IN.
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 7.5 IN.
Web Site SACRAMENTO VALLEY LIVE STEAMERS HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Scale live steam railroad. Over 1 mile of track. Public rides March through October check our web site for schedule.
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B.A.D. GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY (PRIVATE)
REDDING, CALIFORNIA -
Location: REDDING, CO
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 15 IN.
Web Site B.A.D. GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Private live steam and electric railroad built by Doc. Hemp.
 Added 04/30/2006 | Last Updated 01/12/2007
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EMERALD HILLS RAILWAY (PRIVATE)
426 HILLCREST WAY
REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA 94062 -USA
Location: REDWOOD CITY, CA
Phone: 650-200-5203
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 12 IN.
Web Site EMERALD HILLS RAILWAY HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
12" Ottaway steam train runs around family's home in Redwood City. We have a tunnel, trestle and three turnouts. Total track is about 550 feet. Rolling stock is 3 passenger cars, gravel car, caboose and a gas powered locomotive. The steam enginer runs on propane or coal. We only run on major holidays, for dates see our website.
 Added 05/23/2006 | Last Updated 01/10/2009
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GOLDEN GATE RAILROAD MUSEUM
P.O. BOX 3315
REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA 94064 -USA
Location: HUNTER'S POINT NAVAL BASE.
Phone: 415-363-2472
2nd Phone: 415-363-8076
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site GOLDEN GATE RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Railroad museum dedicated to the preservation of steam and passenger railroad equipment, and the interpretation of railroad history in the San Francisco Bay Area.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 11/12/2007
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HILLCREST & WAHTOKE RAILROAD (PRIVATE)
6943 REED
REEDLEY, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: REEDLEY, CA
Phone: 559 638-2762
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 15 IN.
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 15 IN.
Web Site HILLCREST & WAHTOKE RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Wonderful grand scale railroad operates seasonally. Check their website for schedule. Nicely detailed cars and locomotives.
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RIVERDALE SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
RIVERDALE, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: Whitney & Valentine Ave.
Description:
  • RAILROAD BRIDGE
Comments/Directions:
The Southern Pacific depot in Riverdale is used by a local business. It has been removed and only a portion of the depot remains.
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CASTLE PARK
3500 POLK ST.
RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA 92505 -
Location: RIVERSIDE
Phone: 909-785-3000
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (24 IN.)
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 14 1/8 IN.
Web Site CASTLE PARK HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
2' and 14" gauge steam outlines, built by Castle Park founder Bud Hurlbut of the Hurlbut Amusement Company.
 Added 06/09/2003 | Last Updated 08/28/2005
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FAIRMONT PARK
RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: Riverside, California
Description:
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
Comments/Directions:
UP 2-8-0 #6051 is on display.
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RIVERSIDE LIVE STEAMERS
1496 COLUMBIA AVE.
RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA 92517 -
Location: RIVERSIDE, CA
Phone: 951-779-9024
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 7.5 IN.
Web Site RIVERSIDE LIVE STEAMERS HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Almost two miles of track at this all-steam railroad. The Riverside Live Steamers operate at Hunter Hobby Park in Riverside CA. The park is currently in the "Bid and Construction Phase" of a major park renovation project. If you are planning on visiting us please check our website at www.steamonly.org to be sure that the railroad is operational during the time you wish to vist.
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ROSEVILLE CALIFORNIA
ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: ROSEVILLE, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
  • TRAIN SPOTTING LOCATION
Comments/Directions:
Roseville California
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CALIFORNIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM/SACRAMENTO SOUTHERN RAILROAD
111 I ST.
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA 95814-2265 -
Location: OLD SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site CALIFORNIA STATE RAILROAD MUSEUM/SACRAMENTO SOUTHERN RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Operates the Sacramento Southern Railroad as well as railroad museum in former SP roundhouse.
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LELAND STANFORD MANSION
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED SITE
Web Site LELAND STANFORD MANSION HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Former mansion of Central Pacific founder and former CA state governor Leland Stanford has been restored for hosting diplomats.
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SP DEPOT SACRAMENTO CALIFORNIA
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
SP depot, still in use by AMTRAK
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WESTERN PACIFIC DEPOT / OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Western Pacific Depot, now an Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant. An active RR main line is right outside your table...
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SAMOA ROUNDHOUSE
SAMOA, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: SAMOA, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
Comments/Directions:
The Hammond Lumber Co. roundhouse located in Samoa has survived and may become a museum. The rich logging history of the area is captured in the structure as one of the few surviving images of the past.
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SAN BERNARDINO AT&SF DEPOT
1170 W. THIRD STREET
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA 92410 -USA
Location: I-215 NORTHBOUND EXIT 43: WEST ON W.2ND, RIGHT ON K ST., WEST ON W.3RD - OR SOUTHBOUND EXIT 44, WEST ON W. 3RD TO DEPOT
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
  • RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • TRAIN SPOTTING LOCATION
Web Site SAN BERNARDINO HISTORY AND RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
The San Bernardino depot built in 1918 by the Atcheson, Topeka and Santa Fe rr (now BNSF) is a magnificent example of classic Spanish Mission Revival architecture, with red clay tile roof and wide broad-eaved gable roof lines, white stucco exterior, mission parapets and arched window/door openings,. It incorporates features of Moorish Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival styles that add magnificence and complexity. The depot's massive 2-1/2 story centerpiece sports four corner towers topped with domes (Moorish Revival) which are signatory for this the largest depot west of the Mississippi when built. Also incorporated are numerous mission-style facades and parapets such as the parapets with corner mini domes facing both front and trackside at the west end of the 400-foot long structure. Having replaced the 1886 two-and-a-half-story wooden structure that burned in 1916, it is one of the oldest train stations in California and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places (in 2001). Completion of Historic Route 66 in 1920, which passed nearby, began a decline of passenger service and disrepair. The San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) purchased the station from Santa Fe rr in 1992 and began extensive restoration in 2004. The San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum is housed here. The California Southern rr completed the rail line through San Bernardino, connecting San Diego to Barstow in 1885; and it became the terminus of ATSF rr's connection to Chicago and remains one of the busiest freight and passenger routes. Of note is the TRAIN SPOTTING opportunity trackside with the adjacent BNSF intermodal container freight yard and Amtrak "Southwest Chief" thru service from LA to Chicago. Located immediately west at the depot is the eastern terminus of LA metrolink service.
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SAN BERNARDINO RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
P.O. BOX 2878
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA 92406-2878 -USA
Location: REDONDO JUNCTION, LOS ANGELES.
Phone: 562-438-9613
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site SAN BERNARDINO RAILROAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The latest news can be seen on our webpage.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 04/20/2003
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BALBOA PARK MINIATURE RAILROAD
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
Description:
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 16 IN.
Web Site BALBOA PARK MINIATURE RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
G16 miniature railroad operates in city run park.
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SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA SOUTHERN DEPOT
BROADWAY AND PACIFIC HIGHWAY
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN -- The California Southern Railroad's magnificent Victorian depot, built in 1887, was demolished in 1915. Located at Broadway and Pacific Highway across the tracks to the east of it's replacement Santa Fe Depot (see CA attraction 140), which was built in Spanish Revival architectural style with it's elaborate twin domes in time for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park. The California Southern Railroad, a subsidiary of the AT&SF (BNSF), incorporated in 1880 and began construction near San Diego of their rail connection through San Bernardino, Barstow and Needles. Completed by 1885, it formed the western terminus of Santa Fe's transcontinental route to Chicago. AT&SF absorbed CaSo in 1906 when its holdings were puchased outright.
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SAN DIEGO MODEL RAILROAD MUSEUM
1649 EL PRADO
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 92101-1621 -USA
Location: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Phone: 619-696-0199
Description:
  • MODEL RAILROAD
Web Site SAN DIEGO MODEL RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Located in the heart of Balboa Park, the San Diego Model Railroad Museum is the world's largest operating model railroad exhibit. This unique museum has four enormous scale model layouts depicting railroads of the southwest in O, HO and N scales; a toy train gallery with hands-on controls for children; and numerous artifacts and displays.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 05/25/2014
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SAN DIEGO SANTA FE DEPOT
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Beautiful Santa Fe depot serves downtown as terminus for Amtrak Coasters and the city's trolley system. The depot truly shows the class of rail travel along the California coast. The large Santa Fe sign still stands above the roof and the southwestern tile adorns the walls with the Santa Fe logo. Exactly what you think of when you hear sunny California.
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PACIFIC RAILROAD MUSEUM
210 BONITA AVE.
SAN DIMAS, CALIFORNIA 95963 -USA
Location: San Dimas, California
Phone: 916-665-1168
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site PACIFIC RAILROAD MUSEUM INFORMATION FROM THE PACIFIC RAILROAD SOCIETY
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Located 10 miles East of Pasadena on the Southern leg of the 210 Freeway. Exit the Freeway at Arrow Highway and proceed East on to # (Immediately East of the Santa Fe rail crossing).
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 11/22/2002
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MARKET STREET RAILWAY
870 MARKET STREET
SUITE 803
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94102 -
Location: SAN FRANCISCO
Phone: 415-974-1948
2nd Phone: 415-956-0472
Description:
  • TROLLEY EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site MARKET STREET RAILWAY HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Historic electric streetcars in regular service on Market Street and the Embarcadero. San Francisco Railway Museum at Steuart & Mission Sts., across from the Ferry Building, open daily except Monday, 10 am - 6 pm.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 04/01/2010
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SAN FRANCISCO CABLE CAR MUSEUM
1201 MASON ST.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94108 -USA
Location: Corner of Mason and Washington Streets
Phone: 415-474-1887
Description:
  • TROLLEY EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site SAN FRANCISCO CABLE CAR MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: SAN FRANCISCO CABLE CAR MUSEUM INFORMATION
Comments/Directions:
The museum is open every day, except for New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., November through March, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., April through October. On Jan. 25, 1996 the Budget Rent-A-Car Company and travel expert Arthur Frommer picked the San Francisco Municipal Railway's (Muni's) Cable Car Museum as one of the top 10 free attractions in the world!
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SAN FRANCISCO ZOO TRAIN
1 ZOO RD.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94132 -USA
Location: San Francisco Zoo
Phone: 415-753-7080
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 22 IN.
Web Site SAN FRANCISCO ZOO TRAIN HOMEPAGE
Related Webs: TRAIN RESTORATION FROM THE GOLDEN GATE RAILROAD MUSEUM
Comments/Directions:
Live steam train ride on one of only a few Cagney's built to this guage.
 Added 09/06/2003 | Last Updated 09/06/2003
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CALIFORNIA TROLLEY AND RAILROAD CORPORATION
1600 SENTER RD.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA 95112 -USA
Location: Kelley park
Phone: 408-293-2276
Description:
  • TROLLEY EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site CALIFORNIA TROLLEY AND RAILROAD CORPORATION HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Operating trolley museum.
 Added 09/26/2002
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SAN JOSE HISTORICAL MUSEUM
1650 SENTER R.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA 95112 -USA
Location: KELLEY PARK
Phone: 408-293-2276
Description:
  • TROLLEY EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAILROAD RELATED SITE
Web Site SAN JOSE HISTORICAL MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Museum of San Jose history including model railroad and trolley excursions. Also restoration shop for the California trolley and Railroad Corp.
 Added 12/21/2002 | Last Updated 01/06/2003
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SAN LEANDRO HISTORICAL RAILWAY SOCIETY
1302 ORCHARD AVENUE
SAN LEANDRO, CALIFORNIA 94577 -USA
Location: SAN LEANDRO, CA
Phone: 510-569-2490
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • MODEL RAILROAD
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site SAN LEANDRO HISTORICAL RAILWAY SOCIETY HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The San Leandro Historical Railway Society (SLHRS) is housed in the San Leandro depot which was built in 1898 by the Southern Pacific Railroad. Construction of an HO scale model railroad display began in 1991. As with most model railroad displays, there is always more work to do. Per the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) Kalmbach Memorial Library, the SLHRS has the largest HO scale helix in the United States both in height and in diameter. There is over 4,000 feet of track on 3 levels, dozens of switches, and miles of wiring that have been installed by society members. It takes about 45 minutes for a train to travel the entire length of the display at scale speed. Most locomotives and rolling stock are membership owned and cared for. The maintenance of the museum and construction of the model railroad display are performed by members of the society. Financial support is through membership dues and donations from visitors and railroad enthusiasts. The SLHRS receives no public funds. The SLHRS has programs for many age levels; novice (ages 6 thru 13), student (ages 14 thru 18), and general membership. Our novice program requires parental or adult supervision. We also welcome contributing sponsors for those who want to support our organization, but are unable to participate on a regular basis. The Society holds general meetings on the first Friday of each month (except for major holidays) at 7:30 PM in the depot.
 Added 10/20/2009
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SAN LUIS OBISPO RAILROAD MUSEUM
P. O. BOX 13260
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA 93406 -
Location: SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
Phone: 805-461-3456
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
  • RAILROAD WATER TOWER
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Web Site SAN LUIS OBISPO RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The museum is under construction. It will be housed in the 1894 Southern Pacific Freighthouse when restoration is complete. Rolling stock can be seen in the Emily Street Yard nearby. We hope to have it open by September 2006.
 Added 04/21/2005 | Last Updated 04/01/2006
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SWANTON PACIFIC RAILRAOD SOCIETY
BIORESOURCE AND AG. ENGINEERING DEPT.
CAL POLY STATE. UNIVERSITY
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA 93407 -USA
Location: Swanton Road about one mile north of Davenport, about 10 miles north of Sana Cruz the #1 coast Hwy.
Phone: 408-423-8204
2nd Phone: 805-756-2620
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 19 IN.
Web Site SWANTON PACIFIC RAILRAOD SOCIETY HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Scale steam railroading.
 Added 09/24/2002
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SANGER DEPOT MUSEUM
1770 7TH ST
SANGER, CALIFORNIA 93657 -USA
Location: SANGER, CA
Phone: 559-875-2848
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
Web Site SANGER DEPOT MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
The Southern Pacific depot in Sanger is home to the town's local history museum. Sanger was founded as a "lumber town" and had a 54-mile flume that started in Sequoia and terminated in Sanger. The museum has a very nice collection of lumber era memorabilia including a miniature model of historic Sanger and a full size replica (outside) of a section of the lumber flume. The Depot is also home to an impressive Native American basket collection.
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SANTA ANA METROLINK DEPOT
1000 E. SANTA ANA BLVD.
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: SANTA ANA, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Although of newer construction, the Santa Ana Metrolink station follows the mission heritage of the area.
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SANTA ANA PACIFIC ELECTRIC SUBSTATION
100 5TH ST
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: Take 5th east unitl it ends.
Description:
  • RAILROAD SHOPS/FACILITIES
Comments/Directions:
The substation that served the Pacific Electric Railway is being restored.
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SANTA BARBARA SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
209 STATE STREET
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA 93101 -USA
Location: U.S.101 EXIT 97 CASTILLO ST, GO TOWARD THE COAST, IMMEDIATE LEFT ON MONTECITO ST. TO STATE. PARK FREE UNDER 45 MINUTES.
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • TRAIN SPOTTING LOCATION
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE
  • HISTORICAL LANDMARK
Comments/Directions:
Santa Barbara's Southern Pacific Depot was constructed in 1902 in Spanish Mission Revival style architecture, including red clay roof tiles, wide overhanging eaves and gable ends, smooth stucco walls and round arches on piers. Formed by the arches, arcades virtually encircle the entire structure, reflecting the relatively mild conditions of the region, wherein passengers await their train outdoors. Facing trackside is a mission-style facade, while the streetside is rather plain and unremarkable, and the lobby is relatively tiny. Major renovation in 2000 restored the seating area and the ticket office to its original grandeur and the free-standing Railway Express Agency building was redone. Placed on the National Historic Register in 2006. SP Business Car No. 142 sits on a relict SP spur nearby on the grounds. Santa Barbara's Moreton Bay Fig Tree is documented as the largest Ficus macrophylla in the entire U.S. Two Amtrak lines are served: Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner. The Southern Pacific Branch Railway began in 1886 and the first train arrived in Santa Barbara from Los Angeles Aug. 18, 1887, with Engine No. 226 (a 4-4-0 locomotive) pulling six coaches, two sleepers ("San Diego" and "California") and a baggage car. Two Amtrak lines are served: the Coast Starlight between Los Angeles and Seattle and the Pacific Surfliner between ? to San Luis Obispo. It is within walking distance of Santa Barbara Harbor, the beaches and Stearns Wharf, and the downtown along State Street - Santa Barbara's main thoroughfare
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SANTA CLARA COUNTY RAILROAD MUSEUM
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: Santa Clara, California
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Web Site SANTA CLARA COUNTY RAILROAD MUSEUM HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Museum under construction.
 Added 09/26/2002
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SANTA CRUZ, BIG TREES AND PACIFIC RAILWAY
P.O. BOX G-1
SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA 95018 -USA
Location: SIX MILES NORTH OF SANTA CRUZ, ON GRAHM HILL ROAD, AT THE FELTON DEPOT.
Phone: 408-335-4484
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site SANTA CRUZ, BIG TREES AND PACIFIC RAILWAY HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Trains to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and return. Spring through Fall operation. See the listing for Roaring Camp & Big Trees in Felton which operates both trains
 Added 09/24/2002 | Last Updated 08/10/2009
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SCOTIA DEPOT
SCOTIA, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: SCOTIA, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD MEMORABILIA ON DISPLAY
Related Webs: TOWN OF SCOTIA
Comments/Directions:
Scotia is still a company town and the NWP depot houses a local history museum of the town's logging history. There is also a Heisler locomotive on display.
 Added 05/21/2011
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SELMA SOUTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT
1935 E. FRONT STREET
SELMA, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: SELMA, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The SP depot in Selma is used for the town's police dept.
 Added 12/08/2010
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SUNSHINE EXPRESS (PRIVATE)
SELMA, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: SELMA, CA
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS NARROW GAUGE (24 IN.)
Web Site SUNSHINE EXPRESS HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Steam (simulated) runs on private property near Fresno.
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SONOMA DEPOT MUSEUM
270 FIRST ST. WEST
SONOMA, CALIFORNIA 95476 -USA
Location: One block North of the plaza
Phone: 707-938-1762
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site SONOMA DEPOT MUSEUM INFORMATION
Comments/Directions:
Depot museum.
 Added 09/26/2002
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TRAIN TOWN
20264 BROADWAY
SONOMA, CALIFORNIA 95476 -
Location: ON BROADWAY, ONE MILE SOUTH OF SONOMA TOWN SQUARE
Phone: 707-938-3912
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 15 IN.
  • MINIATURE DIESEL 15 IN.
Web Site TRAIN TOWN RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
15" steam railroad and diesel railroad on 10 acre park.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 07/15/2006
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SONORA SHORT LINE RAILWAY (PRIVATE)
SONORA, CALIFORNIA -
Location: SONORA, CA
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 7.5 IN.
Web Site SONORA SHORT LINE RAILWAY HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
7-1/2" gauge home railroad.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 10/31/2004
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SANTA FE DEPOT, STOCKTON CALIFORNIA
STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: STOCKTON, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Historic ATSF depot, still in service /w AMTRAK.
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SP DEPOT STOCKTON CALIFORNIA
STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: STOCKTON, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Southern Pacific depot, currently in use as a commuter rail depot...(acerail) beautiful inside and out.
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STOCKTON WESTERN PACIFIC DEPOT
STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: STOCKTON, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
Western Pacific Depot -- being rebuilt, circa 2008
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WESTERN RAILWAY MUSEUM
5848 STATE HWY 12
SUISUN CITY, CALIFORNIA 94585 -USA
Location: ON ROUTE 12 BETWEEN FAIRFIELD AND RIO VISTA.
Phone: 707-374-2978
Description:
  • TROLLEY EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • TROLLEY MUSEUM
Web Site WESTERN RAILWAY MUSUEM
Comments/Directions:
Owns 22 miles of former Sacramento Northern Railway trackage. Operates streetcars and interurbans on weekends the year around.(Wednesdays thru Sundays from Memorial Day to Labor Day) on a 10 mile round trip though the unspoiled Montezuma Hills. For special events (Scenic Limited Parlor Car trains, Pumpkin Patch Trains, Santa, etc.) see web site.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 04/21/2003
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SUNOL DEPOT
SUNOL, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: KILDARE RD./MAIN ST.
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Southern Pacific depot in Sunol is used as a ticket office for the Niles Canyon Railway.
 Added 10/20/2009
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SUNOL WESTERN PACIFIC DEPOT (PRIVATE)
247 BOND ST.
SUNOL, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: SUNOL, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Comments/Directions:
The Western Pacific depot in Sunol has been relocated and is now a private residence.
 Added 10/24/2009
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GATEKEEPER'S LOG CABIN MUSEUM
130 W. LAKE BLVD.
TAHOE CITY, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: 40 miles SW or Reno
Phone: 916-583-1762
Description:
  • RAILROAD MUSEUM
Comments/Directions:
Exhibits on local geography, logging, railroading and other activities from Nevada's past.
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LOS ANGELES LIVE STEAMERS (PRIVATE)
P.O. BOX 2156
TOLUCA LAKE, CALIFORNIA 91610 -
Location: 5202 ZOO DR. IN GRIFFITH PARK JUST EAST FROM TRAVEL TOWN, LOS ANGELES.
Phone: 323-661-8958
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 7.5 IN.
  • MODEL RAILROAD
  • GARDEN RAILROAD
Web Site LOS ANGELES LIVE STEAMERS HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Miniature steam railroad.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 04/10/2013
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THE DEPOT RESTAURANT
1250 CABRILLO AVENUE
TORRENCE, CALIFORNIA 90501 -USA
Location: TORRENCE, CA
Phone: 310-787-7501
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site THE DEPOT RESTAURANT HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Housed in a restored Southern Pacific depot, the Depot Restaurant offers fine food, an authentic railroad atmosphere, catering and party rooms and even cooking classes.
 Added 01/23/2009
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GOLDEN GATE LIVE STEAMERS
130 PEREIRA AVE.
TRACY, CALIFORNIA 95376 -
Location: IN TILDEN PARK, OAKLAND (CORNER OF GRIZZLY PEAK BLVD. AND LOMAS CANTADAS).
Phone: 209-835-0263
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 15 IN.
Web Site GOLDEN GATE LIVE STEAMERS HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Located at Tilden Park in the hills above Berkeley, the Golden Gate Live Steamers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum whose mission is to operate a large scale miniature railroad, to teach & promote craftsmanship in model engineering for the benefit of our members and the education of the public on what we are all about.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 11/10/2014
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EMIGRANT MUSEUM
DONNER MEMORIAL STATE PARK
12593 DONNER PASS RD. AT HWY 80
TRUCKEE, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: 35 miles West of Reno
Phone: 916-582-7892
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED SITE
Comments/Directions:
Museum is about Donner Pass including arrival of the railroad.
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COVER'S APPLE RANCH
19211 CHEROKEE RD
TUOLUMNE, CALIFORNIA 95379 -USA
Location: TUOLUMNE , CA
Phone: 209-928-4689
Description:
  • MINIATURE STEAM 15 IN.
Comments/Directions:
Simulated steam operates at family run apple ranch.
 Added 12/22/2009
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VALLEY SPRINGS DEPOT
VALLEY SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: Intersection of Highways 12 and 26
Description:
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
  • MODEL RAILROAD
Comments/Directions:
The narrow gauge San Joaquin & Sierra Nevada Railroad ran from Brack’s Landing west of Lodi and reached Valley Springs on April 25, 1885. The line was soon purchased by the Southern Pacific, went standard gauge in 1904 and, while regular passenger service ended in 1932, freight was still being hauled into 1983. While no trains or tracks remain, the 124-year-old Valley Springs depot is the only original station of the SJ&SNRR still standing. The building was rededicated at Valley Springs Train Time Celebration in 2008
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THE DEPOT RESTAURANT
207 EAST OAK AVENUE
VISALIA, CALIFORNIA 93291 -USA
Location: VISALIA, CA
Phone: 559-732-8611
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site THE DEPOT RESTAURANT HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Restored Southern Pacific depot is home to the Depot Restaurant in Visalia, fine cuisine and an authentic railroad atmosphere.
 Added 02/06/2009
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VIC STEWART'S
850 S. BROADWAY
WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA -USA
Location: WALNUT CREEK, CA
Phone: 925-943-5666
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED CAFE/RESTAURANT
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DEPOT
Web Site VIC STEWART'S HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Vic Stewart's famous steaks are served in the former Southern Pacific depot that has been relocated. A very nice coach car is also on display.
 Added 02/16/2010
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ROOTS OF MOTIVE POWER
420 EAST COMMERCIAL STREET
P. O. BOX 1540
WILLITS, CALIFORNIA 95490 -USA
Location: WILLITS, CA
Description:
  • RAILROAD RELATED MUSEUM
  • LOCOMOTIVE(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
  • RAILROAD DISPLAY
Web Site ROOTS OF MOTIVE POWER HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Logging museum. County museum adjacent. Steam-diesel-gas yarders, loaders, construction and railroad equipment. Open first and third Sunday's (work days.) Steam and railroad operation classes (see website.) Special events open to public July 4, second weekend in September, first weekend in December (see website) for steam train. Schedules and activities on website.
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SACRAMENTO RIVERTRAIN
341 INDUSTRIAL WAY
WOODLAND, CALIFORNIA 95776 -
Location: GENERAL PASSENGER BOARDING AT EAST MAIN AND THOMAS STREETS IN WOODLAND, CA, APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES NW OFF OF I-5
Phone: 800-866-1690
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
  • RAIL CHARTERS
  • MOTORCAR EXCURSIONS
  • RAILCAR(S) ON DISPLAY
Web Site SACRAMENTO RIVERTRAIN HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Journey eastward with us from Woodland, CA to the Sacramento River and then on to West Sacramento, through the rich agricultural land of Yolo County. Along the way you will cross an 8,000 foot long wooden trestle, travel through numerous orchards and past a variety of local crops. You will have the opportunity to sample and purchase local produce when we stop at Uncle Ray's Fruit Stand (in season). Duration -- Approximately 2:30.
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CALICO & ODESSA RAILROAD
P.O. BOX 638
YERMO, CALIFORNIA 92398 -USA
Location: YERMO, CALIFORNIA
Phone: 619-254-2252
Description:
  • DIESEL EXCURSIONS 30 IN.
Web Site CALICO & ODESSA RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Email Address
Comments/Directions:
Ride a converted live steam tank engine (30" gauge) for a ride around the hills around Calico Ghost Town.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 10/29/2003
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YREKA WESTERN RAILROAD
P.O. BOX 660
YREKA, CALIFORNIA 96097 -
Location: OFF I-5 EXIT FOR CENTRAL YREKA.
Phone: 916-842-4146
2nd Phone: 800-973-5277
Description:
  • STEAM EXCURSIONS STANDARD GAUGE
Web Site YREKA WESTERN RAILROAD HOMEPAGE
Comments/Directions:
Located within the scenic and cultural attractions of Southern Oregon and the Shasta-Cascade Wonderland, 35 miles south of Ashland, Oregon, and 35 miles north of Mount Shasta in Northern California.
 Added 09/26/2002 | Last Updated 03/28/2007
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