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  • What is the Loop Overlook project and why is it needed?

    FOTD|Apr 10, 2021

    The Loop Overlook project is a joint effort between Kern County, Friends of the Tehachapi Depot and community stakeholders. Once the project has been completed, the County Public Works Department will be responsible for the road maintenance, including any repaving, repairs, signage or drainage issues that may arise. As with all county roads, this is funded with tax dollars and grants obtained by the county. The platform itself will be constructed of low maintenance materials and will be the...

  • The Railroad Depot Museum is reopening

    FOTD|Mar 27, 2021

    It’s been over a year since our museum was last open, but now Kern County restrictions have lifted to the point where we are able to reopen for our visitors. Our starting date is Saturday, April 10. The museum will initially be open on weekends only through April and May. Then, beginning in June, if all goes well, we will be back to our normal schedule of five days per week, Thursday through Monday. Our staff will be following State Covid guidelines to keep our visitors and volunteers safe. W...

  • Depot announces new president

    FOTD|Mar 27, 2021

    Friends of the Tehachapi Depot have announced a changing of the guard. After many years as president of the group, Tim Trujillo will be stepping down and Steve Smith will be taking the reins. Trujillo headed the group from 2011-2014 and from 2016-2021. Smith started as a docent in 2017 and it wasn't long before he was helping to update the exhibits and writing descriptions. He was elected to the Board in 2019 and was appointed Curator by Trujillo. "During my years as FOTD President, I've been...

  • Santa will not be at the Depot this year

    FOTD|Nov 21, 2020

    "Santa Claus at the Depot" has been a popular Christmas tradition in Tehachapi for a number of years welcoming parents to have their child's picture taken with Santa during December. However, this year the Friends of the Tehachapi Depot has regrettably decided to cancel the event. We want to keep our visitors and volunteers safe during the Pandemic, and social distancing cannot be maintained under the circumstances. We are hopeful, however, that Santa will be able make a visit to our Depot next...

  • The Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum is reopening

    FOTD|Oct 24, 2020

    Now that Kern County has allowed museums to open (with limitations) we are opening our doors to the public starting Saturday, November 7. For the time being we will be operating two days a week: Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Of course, conditions and directives can change, so the opening date is subject to change. We will be following State COVID guidelines to keep our visitors and volunteers safe. The following precautions will be taken: We will initially be limiting the maximum...