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Depot announces new president

Friends of the Tehachapi Depot

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 fortunate to be supported by an outstanding board of directors who have given so much of their time and energy to make the Railroad Museum a great place to visit. We've been able to continuously improve the visitor experience over time and our venue has become a highly respected and sought-out destination," said Trujillo. "I'm confident that with Steve Smith at the helm we'll continue to consistently improve our collection of artifacts and our operating processes."