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Western America Railroad Museum - WARM

92311 Barstow, CA, United States of America (USA) (California)

Address 685 North First Street
Floor area only roughly guessed: 10 000 m² / 107 639 ft²  
Museum typ Exhibition
  • Model Railway
  • Railway Technique

Opening times
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11am - 4pm

Status from 03/2013
We don't know the fees.



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Location / Directions
N34.904956° W117.024490°N34°54.29736' W117°1.46940'N34°54'17.8416" W117°1'28.1640"

Barstow is located 55 miles (89 km) north of San Bernardino.
It is about 62 miles (100 km) to Baker, California and 111 miles (179 km) to Primm, Nevada. Barstow is almost exactly midway between Los Angeles, California 130 miles (210 km) and Las Vegas, Nevada 125 miles (201 km) northeast).

The Casa Del Desierto, built in 1911 as a Harvey House hotel and train station, now houses the Route 66 Mother Road Museum, the Western America Railroad Museum and still functions as an (unstaffed) Amtrak station.

It is located on the east side of the Harvey House Railroad Depot

From Interstate 15/40: Take Barstow Road north (toward Main Street). At Main Street turn left (west), go three blocks, then right (north) on 1st Avenue. Cross the first bridge over the BNSF rail yards until you get to the Harvey House entrance on your right.

From Route 66 (Main Street): Head down Main Street until you get to 1st Avenue. Make a right or left (north) towards the BNSF rail yards. Cross the first bridge over the BNSF rail yards until you get to the Harvey House entrance on your right.

Description The Western America Rail Museum is proud to be housed in the legendary "Casa Del Desierto."

The Western America Railroad Museum collects, preserves and shares the history of railroading in the Pacific Southwest for all who love railroads and railroading. W.A.R.M. provides educational forums with interpretive and historical displays that focuses on both Railroad History and the development of Railroad Technology. W.A.R.M. encompasses not only the past, but the present and future as well, realizing that such a broad scope is essential to understanding the role of western railroading in America.

Dog Tooth Mountain Railroad

Started in 1988 and finished in 2002, Richard Vye's Dog Tooth Mountain Railroad, built in his living room, steams through four mines, a lumber mill, a town, a roundhouse and a repair facility.

Dog Tooth Mountain is a testament to the precise detail and beauty of model railroading.

The Western America Railroad Museum is proud to have Mr. Vye's model on permanent display. Here is but a taste of what you can see, with a bit of information on its construction and inspiration.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The museum collects, preserves and shares the history of railroading in the Pacific Southwest.
It houses displays inside the depot and has indoor displays of railroad artifacts, artwork, timetables, uniforms, tools and various other types of railroad items.

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