Grab a glass and join us for this presentation in your living room as we travel the rails of South Santa Barbara County on a fascinating look back in time to the golden age of railroad building. The railroad’s arrival in Santa Barbara in 1887 had a lasting influence on our community. Architectural Historian, Jean-Guy Dube will examine not only the railroad’s depots that were built, but other structures such as passenger […]Continue reading
Enjoy the fun at the historic Goleta Depot: Railroad Days! August 10 & 11, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Admission $5.00 (children under 34″ are free) Miniature-Train Rides Museum engines 1316 and 2655 will offer rides on the 1/6-mile “Westside Figure-8” track and the Centennial Loop throughout the weekend. Handcar Rides You’ll need to use those arm muscles to help propel the museum handcar on this unique experience that reminds us […]Continue reading
Don’t miss this fun as our annual Bunny Express rolls into Goleta on March 31!Continue reading
Read up on happenings and new attractions at our jewel of a train station and museum. In this issue, learn about: Our latest fun for kids — a toy train table in our Visitor Center. Kids don’t need to be told twice to jump in start working on the railroad. Which famed animal made a surprise visit to our Bunny Express celebration. And what Ben Franklin might have thought about our free […]Continue reading
It’s back after a year-long hiatus — the much beloved and storied Goleta Depot Dispatch. Starting in 1981 and edited by museum director Gray Coombs, the Dispatch has documented the many momentous occasions in the life of our museum, as it has grown from a newborn baby into the proud but growing community institution that it is today. In the latest issue, learn the news about: Our ambitious plans to create a […]Continue reading
Save the date! Depot Day and Railroad day are coming your way! Download the poster: 2018 Depot Day poster rev 4 portraitContinue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
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 MuseumContinue reading
The Annual Goleta Bunny Express rolls into Goleta on Saturday, April 15!
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Tickets $4 for adults and children
Ticket price includes a miniature-train ride, special treats and activities, entry into our raffle and lots more! Springtime fun for the whole family!
New this year: come meet adoptable bunnies from B.U.N.S (Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter) and make a needy bunny a new part of your family!
Print your receipt and bring to our Visitor’s Center to redeem tickets.