The South Coast Railroad Museum, in Goleta, Calif., focuses on the history, technology, and adventure of railroading. Special emphasis is placed on the railroad's contributions to local history, on the Southern Pacific Railroad, and on the key historical role of the railroad depot in rural community life across America.
   The museum centerpiece is Goleta Depot, a country railroad stationhouse built by the Southern Pacific in 1901 during completion of the Coast Route joining San Francisco and Los Angeles. Goleta Depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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Nov 28-Dec 24 - Candy Cane Train

Mon, Jan 12 - Trails & Rails Orientation

Sat, Jan 31 - Super Saturday

Feb. 14 or 15 - "Sweetheart Special"

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From the Museum Blog:

Posted 11/03/2014
Support Museum With AmazonSmile

Posted 10/06/2014
Garcias Are Museum Heroes

Posted 02/10/2014
Trains For A Green Planet

Posted 01/13/2014
Museum Joins Rose Parade Festivities

Posted 11/23/2013
Decorating For The Holidays

Posted 10/24/2013
"Family Fun Train" Coming Nov. 9

Posted 07/29/2013
SB Vino Train Tickets Available Through Museum's Online Store

Posted 04/16/2013
Welcome, Mariem!

Posted 03/11/2013
Pride Of Madeira Ready To Bloom

Posted 02/18/2013
Sweetheart Special Had Lots To Savor

Posted 02/12/2013
Goleta Short Line's No. 1316 Based On Historic S.P. Diesel Switcher

Posted 02/07/2013
Nancy Steps Up!

Posted 01/30/2013
Rick Reeves Completes Training

Posted 01/23/2013
Turntable Upgrade Completed

Posted 01/16/2013
Borgia Has A New Look!

Posted 01/09/2013
Meet Our New Intern: Shuyan Dong

Posted 01/03/2013
Blueprints Share Depot Architecture

Posted 01/01/2013
Coast Starlight Volunteer Training Scheduled For 2013

Posted 12/20/2012
In Memoriam: James Higman

Posted 12/19/2012
Historic Super Chief Lounge, Acoma, Being Readied For Return To Service

Posted 12/23/2011
Try SugarSync and Help the Museum!

Posted 12/12/2011
AT&SF 3751 Gives Volunteers A Show At Union Station Event

Posted 10/18/2011
Ride Historic Vista Dome Car On June 2, 2012 Rail Excursion

Posted 05/06/2011
African Iris Is Blooming!

Posted 04/20/2011
Ben's Always Ready To Lend A Hand


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