Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum

Tehachapi Depot

This Southern Pacific No. 23 Depot has been fully restored and is now operated as a museum by the Friends of the Tehachapi Depot.

Tours are available. Call (661) 823-1100 to schedule your class or group.

Special Exhibits

The Freight Room in the Tehachapi Depot is home to an ever-changing display of railroad artifacts. Special exhibits are rotated so the Museum always has something new for returning visitors to see.

Depot Events

Don’t miss the special events held throughout the year: Main Street Tehachapi Wine Walks, Anniversary/Birthday celebration, Train Faire, Holiday Dinner, and “Photos with Santa at the Depot.” Watch this web site for the latest news.

Welcome to the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum

Aug 20 2014


In conjunction with the Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club (TLRRC), Sheryl Bovi & Dennis Storms (picture 1), Sheryl & Mickey (picture 2), along with other members of Friends of the Tehachapi Depot (FOTD), took part in this annual Summer Train Show at WestParkActivityCenter during the weekend of August 10th & 11th.   A FUN couple of days was had by all in attendance and merchandise sales were brisk,  plus we secured 2 new members – Debra and Chris Howard – a mom & son team who have an avid interest in all things railroad related and look forward to volunteering as cashier & docent at the Depot in the coming days.   Please WELCOME them ABOARD and from ALL of us.......THANK YOU for choosing to become a part of our “consist”!!!Annual Summer Train Show Article

Jul 28 2014

Raffle Winner Announced


The raffle was for a set of 4 Decorative Plates designed by Bill Stokoe, the former Southern Pacific Signalman whose signal collection is on display at the depot.

The raffle was won by Don Sullivan in October of 2013. His job takes him to various places in the world and when he learned he had won, he was out of the country. On Saturday, July 26, he was finally able to visit the depot and collect his winnings.

In the small world department the cashier who sold him the raffle ticket, Sheryl Bovi, was also the cashier on duty on Saturday when Don came to the depot!

Don says he is "totally honored" to have the series of 4 Bill Stokoe Signal Plates and has become the newest member of Friends of the Tehachapi Depot.Website


Jun 22 2014

Tehachapi Depot gets a Train Order Signal

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 the Train Order Signal was restored at the Historic Tehachapi Depot.

The TehachapiDepotRailroadMuseum, housed in the depot, is operated by the Non-Profit all volunteer organization Friends of the Tehachapi Depot (FOTD). A group of individuals, known as the Monday Morning Crew of FOTD, worked for the past several months to restore and place the Signal.

Thanks go to RST Crane Company of Tehachapi for donating their time and equipment for the placement of the signal and to the local Union Pacific Yard Office for providing flagging during the placement.

Photos 1 & 2: Monday Morning Crew doing last minute preparations for the placement. Submitted by Nick Smirnoff.

Photo 3 - Depot with signal in place.

Phote 4 - A UP train rolls by the depot.

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Museum Hours

11 to 4 Thursday–Monday
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

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