Museum’s Last day of the Season

Today marks the last official opening of the year for the Dunsmuir Museum and Railroad Display room. Stop by today before 2 pm to see the exhibits before they rest for the winter! The museum is scheduled to re-open April 2016. Even though the museum is closing for winter, the AMTRAK waiting room is open 24/7, all year round.

We’ll post a recap on the Museum’s 2015 season very soon. And stay tuned for new technology we’re developing to support a historical tour of Dunsmuir! 

Depot Society Raffle Winners Announced!

The Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society held its annual raffle July 18th in the Dunsmuir Museum. Depot Society webmaster Stacy Skalko Michaelsen drew the winning tickets. Myrna Dupzysk of Dunsmuir won the “Enjoy Dunsmuir” part of the raffle. Last year, Myrna purchased a raffle ticket for her granddaughter Jade – she won a quilt. Sue Alameda of Dunsmuir won the Gypsy Rose Quilt and Dave Fischer of Visalia and Dunsmuir won the Norman Rockwell Fishing Quilt. All the winners were surprised at winning.

The Depot Society thanks Railroad Park Resort and their Dinner House & Lounge, Cornerstone Bakery & Café, and Sengthong’s for their donated gift certificates, and thanks to all who participated in the fundraiser. The raffle benefits the continued maintenance of the Dunsmuir Amtrak Depot (the only Siskiyou County stop) and the Dunsmuir Museum. For your information, the Dunsmuir Depot had a ridership of 5,892 in 2014.

If you would like to follow the Depot click the blue “Follow” button on our website (at the bottom) and/or like the Dunsmuir Depot page on Facebook.


Depot Prize Drawing Tomorrow!

The Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society is having it’s annual raffle drawing at the Dunsmuir Museum tomorrow, July 18th at 1:30 p.m.  Prizes for 2015 include the “Enjoy Dunsmuir” package as well as two beautiful quilts. The Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  It’s not too late! Raffle tickets can be purchased until the drawing time. Winners need not be present to win.

California Theatre, Downtown Dunsmuir

California Theatre, Downtown Dunsmuir

The fundraiser helps with the continued maintenance of the Dunsmuir Amtrak Depot (the only Siskiyou County stop) and the Dunsmuir Museum.

All Aboard for Railroad Days 2015

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Dunsmuir Railroad Days is almost here! The Society is sponsoring the Amtrak Exhibit Train on June 13th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dunsmuir Amtrak Depot! The train is just one of the many features of this year’s RR Days in Dunsmuir. 
This year, Amtrak is expanding its train celebration to better support all communities and evolve it into a traveling, community-centric experience under the new name of Amtrak Train Days.
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Folks can climb aboard the exhibit train on June 13th 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM for a FREE self-guided tour through Amtrak’s past, present and future. Displays include vintage advertising, past menus and dinnerware, photographs and items from Amtrak’s creation in 1971 to a model of today’s modern sleeping accommodations. Interactive displays include railroad horns, workable signals and an Amtrak locomotive control stand.
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Signals and Loco Stand
Stations Display
Young rail fans can stop off at the Chuggington Kids Depot featuring a toy train and coloring tables. 
The Dunsmuir Museum and its Railroad Display Room adjacent to the Amtrak Depot will be open during Railroad Days.  And check out the giant #1727 Locomotive mural!

Father’s Day Train Cancelled (June 21st)

The Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society has announced that the Father’s Day Special Train from Dunsmuir to Redding with a motor coach return has been cancelled due to a shortage of Amtrak’s crews and locomotives.  Amtrak is simply stretched too thin to move the train on Father’s Day (June 21st).

Check out our Calendar for our upcoming events 2015. We hope to see you here!