Depot Day!

See the Fall 2014 museum newsletter for details on last year's event.

To see lots of Depot Day images, visit our Smugmug Gallery!

Depot Day, the annual fall event that commemorates the long and eventful life of Goleta Depot, will celebrate its 33rd anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.

Depot Day is the museum's primary annual community fundraiser. Event hours will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rides, Rides, Rides!

Only on Depot Day can museum visitors ride on three different types of rail vehicles: miniature train, handcar and Bob Mahan's inspection speeder, which formerly ran on the Ventura County Railway. Unlimited rides for only $3 ($4 with admission).

Musical Entertainment

Depot Day will also feature music, including popular renditions of some of your favorite railroad tunes and train songs.

Silent Auction
Press here to view a partial listing of auction items from the 2015 event

There will be lots of great buys at the Depot Day silent auction. This year, the tables will be jammed with nearly 100 items going up for bid, including luxury hotel stays, meals at fine restaurants, golf, admission to Southern California amusement parks, tickets to regional performing arts productions, fine wines and winery tours, and a lot more. The silent auction is a very important source of revenue for the museum. Please help the museum and yourself by stopping by the tables and placing bids on some of these fabulous items.

If you have new items, collectibles, or valuable services to donate to the auction, please call Assistant Director Phyllis Olsen in the museum office (805-964-3540).

Admission $1

A $1 donation will be requested upon admission to Depot Day. Add unlimited rides for only $3 more (Handcar riders must be at least 48 inches tall). Children under 34 inches will be admitted free of charge.

Other Food & Refreshments

Our volunteers will also be selling hot sandwiches, snacks, soft drinks, and other refreshments during the day.



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