Spooky Train & Haunted Depot “Lite”

October 30th & 31st, 2021 12:00-4:00PM We are excited to host another “lite” version of our Spooky Train & Haunted Depot this year. We will welcome guests at The Depot for some candy, music, and train rides! Costumes are not required but they are definitely encouraged! $2.50 per passenger train rides! Free candy and popcorn! Come on out and ride the train!

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Depot Day—November 6, 2021

3:00-6:00PM Join us as we kick off our 40th anniversary, celebrating the Goleta Depot’s move from Kellogg field to its current location on Los Carneros Road. The Goleta Depot has become a treasured jewel of Goleta history and we want to honor its special place in our community’s heart by throwing a party! This fun event will have food, wine, beer, live music, and MORE included in one $40 ticket price! Help us […]

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Ellwood Station

Ellwood Station commemorates Ellwood Cooper, one of California’s notable pioneers in horticulture, who was instrumental in introducing the eucalyptus tree and in developing olive culture in southern California. He served as president of the State Board of Horticulture from 1885 to 1903. Ellwood Cooper is famous for introducing eucalyptuses to the Santa Barbara area. He grew as many as 150,000 trees in 24 species and wrote and lectured on their utility. Like […]

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Winter ’17 Events at the Goleta Depot!

Depot Dog Days—November 4th, 11th and 18th Join us for a doggone good time for the whole family, two legged and four legged. Take a memorable family picture with your pet on the stationary miniature train—just in time for holiday cards! Each dog will receive a train bandana. Conductor hats and holiday reindeer antlers will also be available for photos. $10 per family. Nov 4 – Small Dogs Nov 11 – Medium […]

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Vista Dome Saturday May 20, 2017

  Thanks to John Caestecker, owner of the Silver Splendor, we are able to offer a unique Vintage Rail Experience on Saturday, May 20. Click here for all the details and to reserve your seat! Thank you for your support of the South Coast Railroad Museum

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Goleta and the Railroads – a free lecture

Goleta and the Railroads A free talk by Bruce Morden Sunday, March 12 at 3:00 pm in the History Education Center at the Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA 93117   RSVP to Dacia via email dacia@goletahistory.org Goleta grew up with the railroad.  Visit the places and people that made Goleta what it is and how they are associated with the railroad – Goleta, La Patera, Coromar, Ellwood, Hollister, Sexton, […]

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Red White & Rails – a wine tasting adventure aboard a vintage railcar!

Join the South Coast Railroad Museum for a wine tasting trip on the vintage railcar Acoma! Ride from Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo and back enjoying a wine tasting from Grassini Family Vineyards, paired with chocolate from the Chocolate Gallery! Trip includes guided historical interpretation as well as live music. If you are interested in booking, we encourage you to book as soon as possible – seats aboard this Vintage Rail […]

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