Tehachapi Depot Grounds – Stokoe Signal Garden
Over 70 visitors to the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum experienced the rare opportunity to see the Tehachapi Depot Museum’s Stokoe Signal Garden IN ACTION! Mark McGowan (www.YouTube.com/@MarkClayMcGowan) conducted an in-person demonstration of the Southern Pacific (SP) signals located on the museum’s campus. The signals were collected by the late Bill Stokoe (who had an over thirty-year career as an SP signal maintainer) and were featured on the television program Road Trip with Huell Howser in 2001. The 30-minute event was free and was such a success that the Friends of the Tehachapi Depot (FOTD) board will be considering a repeat of the event as we coordinate with Mark for his availability. It is also being considered for a dusk timeframe so the signals lights will be more visible. Thanks to also those that attended and to FOTD members Mark McGowan, Doug Pickard and Phil Patterson for organizing the event.