Monday, July 1, 2019

South Coast Railway Museum

COVID Update: June 2021

The South Coast Railway Museum is a small museum with an old train car kids can climb through, several depot rooms set up as they would have functioned 100 years ago and a room full of model trains. The building is the original Goleta Train depot built in 1901 and moved to its current location in 1981. There is a small train that gives rides for about 10 people every 15 minutes (or sometimes more often) with the last ride at 3:45. Stay around 4pm to watch the trains put away into their garage (involving disassembly using ropes and pulleys). There is a small picnic area that can be reserved for birthdays.

Favorites: train rides for all (but especially when they were 5 and under)
Hours: 1-4pm Saturday-Sunday, closed Monday-Friday
Time: 30-45 minutes
Price: The museum is free/donation based. The small train rides cost $2.50.
Membership:$25 a year
Parking: There is a small lot of free parking that is enough parking for most days. 
Location: Next to the Stow House on Los Carneros Rd in Goleta.
More Info:
Nearby: Stow House, Lake Los Carneros and Stow Grove Park
Special Events: Events Page: Candy Cane Train in December, Easter Bunny Express on Easter weekend, Depot Days second weekend in August

Goleta Depot Building

Old Railway Car (Outside)

Old Railway Car (inside)

Old Railway Car (inside)

Model Trains 
Small Ride on Train

Train holds about 10.

Ticket Counter

Book Corner in the old waiting room

Station with memorabilia

Pocket Library designed like the Depot