The Tourism Commission is excited to announce that we have completed our Tourism Commercial for Tehachapi. The commercial is airing in all Antelope Valley movie theaters for a month and a half from August to September and a month and a half, May thru June.
Click on the links below to view the commercial and see the beauty of a visit to Tehachapi.
On June 22, several members of the Friends of The Tehachapi Depot joined Marlan Woodside on a day trip to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. Members met at the Lancaster 1950's café "Katz & Jammers" for breakfast and then boarded the 9:15am MetroLink, and by following Marlan's expert and skilled advice as to which transfer's to take, they made it to their final destination at the Expo Park/USC stop.
We made the Science Center by lunch time and after enjoying a relaxing lunch, browsed the Gift/Bookstore, viewed the Space Shuttle Endeavour, and viewed the 3D Hubble IMAX Movie. Teenagers and adults alike were engaged and enlightened in an educational trip to Expo Park. Thanks to Marlan for his time and patience in guiding (herding actually) all of us novice MetroLink tourists!!
It was a glorious summer day with perfect weather for a celebration. The Depot was open with vendors of all things train related, an afternoon of 'story-telling'—all tales true— by Rufus and friends, children playing in the park and everyone admiring the signal collection. Carol Westover once again kept everyone fed with her bake sale and all who attended pronounced the day a great success. Thanks to all the volunteers who worked to put together the day! Once again we have to pat ourselves on the back for being such a terrific volunteer organization. (Photo by Sheryl Bovi)
Shown here standing next to the Tehachapi Railroad Club's Caboose are Miss Tehachapi, Perri Rhodes, and our own Don Stephens, Vice-President of Friends of the Tehachapi Depot. The Tehachapi Loop Railroad Club was kind enough to loan their Caboose to FOTD for Fun Day at the Depot. (Photo by Sheryl Bovi)
TO A BELOVED DOCENT
1946 – 2013
It's with sorrow we announce the passing of one of our railroad loving Docents and my next door neighbor, Bob Lefler. Costumed as a period Engine Fireman, he was well read on the period of steam trains as well as the diesel/electrics of today. He informed and educated many visitors with railroad history and lore. Bob always finished each tour with his famous disclaimer, "What I have told you may not always be true, but it makes a fine story." His sudden passing leaves an empty spot in the hearts of us who knew him, and a difficult spot to fill for the Depot.
Highball to heaven Bob..............................