Harvey House Railroad Depot


Harvey House Railroad Depot

Infobox Station
style=Amtrak
name=Barstow, CA


image_size=
image_caption=
address=685 N. 1st Ave., 92311
line=rail color box| system=Amtrak| line=Southwest Chief
other=Thruway Motorcoach routes 702, 703, 712, 717
platform=
tracks=
parking=free
bicycle=
passengers=3,376
pass_year=FY2007
pass_percent=11
pass_system=Amtrak
opened=February 22, 1911
rebuilt=
ADA=
code=BAR
owned=City of Barstow
zone=
services=s-rail|title=Amtrak
The Casa del Desierto (also known as the Harvey House Railroad Depot) is a former Harvey House in Barstow, California, that now functions as an unstaffed Amtrak station as well as housing Barstow city offices and two museums.

The station was built by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and replaced an earlier one built in 1885 that burned in 1908. It was designed by Mary Colter. The station was closed by the Santa Fe in 1973, but was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. [cite web| url=http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/CA/San+Bernardino/state.html| title=National Register of Historic Places| accessdate=2007-05-01| ]

The City of Barstow obtained the station in 1990 and moved some city offices into the building. The Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce operates out of "Barstow Harvey House". Other tenants are the Western America Railroad Museum, which can be found on the east side, and the Barstow Route 66 "Mother Road" Museum with its entrance on the north side.

ee also

*Western America Railroad Museum
* [http://www.route66museum.org/ Barstow Route 66 "Mother Road" Museum]
* [http://www.barstowchamber.com/ Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce]

References

External links

* [http://www.amtrakcalifornia.com/rail/go/amtrak/stations/a_e/barstow/index.cfm Amtrak California]
* [http://www.trainweb.org/usarail/barstow.htm Amtrak Stations Database]
* [http://www.hebners.net/amtrak/amtStationAB/BarstowCA.jpgAmtrak Photo Archive]


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