Ellwood Station

Photo of Ellwood Depot

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 … Continue reading Ellwood Station

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 … Continue reading Winter ’17 Events at the Goleta Depot!

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 … Continue reading Goleta and the Railroads – a free lecture

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

About Us

The South Coast Railroad Museum in Goleta, California, focuses on the history, technology, and adventure of railroading. Special emphasis is placed on the railroad's contributions to local history, on the Southern Pacific Railroad, and on the key historical role of the railroad depot in rural community life across America. The museum centerpiece is Goleta Depot, … Continue reading About Us