Tom and His Dogs

Tom and His Dogs

owned by the larger-than-life personality of tom lewis, tom’s welding is one of the must-see attractions of barstow; the shop is known world wide for the thousands of artifacts from america’s early love affair with the automobile and the railroad. a denny’s sign, each...
Elegance on the rails

Elegance on the rails

Imagine yourself sipping a beverage on the vestibule of a vintage passenger rail car. Or sitting in a restored dome car watching the desert roll by as you climb the stark, Joshua Tree-studded Cajon Pass from Union Station in Los Angeles to Barstow, Calif. ARONCO...
A touch of class

A touch of class

Fall is fast approaching and Barstow’s Western America Railroad Museum — WARM — is gearing up for their annual Railfest on Oct. 16th & 17th. This year there is a special addition to the museum’s collection of rail cars. A BIG addition. WARM recently acquired a...
Looking for Earp, Part One

Looking for Earp, Part One

An actor portrays Wyatt Earp at a living history exhibition in Barstow. When the Earp boys, Wyatt, Virgil, and Morgan, cloaked in long black coats and accompanied by gambler “Doc” Holiday, made the famous walk to meet Ike Clanton and his gang in Tombstone, Ariz.,...
the BEEP

the BEEP

It was the little engine that could — and did — for 66 years. And 38 years after it was rebuilt in Santa Fe Railway’s Cleburne, Texas, shop, BNSF 1460 officially retired in December 2008. Rail fans affectionately call the little locomotive the...