Goleta Depot is a preserved site of Southern Pacific Railroad Train Station, and the South Coast Railroad Museum is the main attraction of Goleta Depot. The museum’s main features are a small railroad, a Caboose, and one replica train set of the good-old railroads in Goleta. During the ‘Save The Depot Campaign’, local supporters donated a handful of railroad artifacts and memorabilia that served as the museum’s early collections.
The American Research Institute took charge of developing the Goleta Depot as a living museum in 1983. The directors of the institute decided that they could take the museum’s legacy further and better develop the landmark as a museum and community centerpiece. This sparks the ignition to fulfill the establishment of the South Coast Railroad Museum, Goleta, California.
Location and Timing of the Museum
The rail museum sits pretty on the Los Carneros Road, Goleta next to Lake Los Carneros with walking trails and bird watching. The entry to the museum is free and is open for public viewing from Friday to Sunday, from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Railroading is an adventurous experience, and the South Coast Rail Museum focuses on the history, expertise, equipment, and exploration of railroading. The museum also focuses on the key role of the South Coast Railroad in improving the rural community life across America. The major attraction of the museum is the Goleta Depot, a station house built-in 1901. The museum actively invites donations, volunteers, and members’ participation to keep the history of South Coast Railroad alive. … Read More