Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Museum
Museum Hours: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Saturdays 10am – 2pm
The Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society manages the Dunsmuir Museum, the Railroad Display Room, the Shasta Division Archives, as well as depot improvements.
The Dunsmuir Railroad Depot has been refurbished to ensure that Amtrak passenger service, the only Siskiyou County stop, continues in this historic railroad community.
In the fall of 2002, Amtrak stated that it would discontinue Dunsmuir service if a heated shelter with a restroom and public phone was not available to passengers by December 1st.
A group of concerned citizens, working under the auspices of the Dunsmuir City Council, volunteered time, energy, skill plus materials to make the old railroad dispatch office meet the Amtrak requirements by the deadline. Due to their efforts, Dunsmuir Depot continues to be the only Amtrak stop in Siskiyou County.
This group of volunteers formed the Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society in April 2004 to continue the Depot improvements, which included remodeling the restroom, installing an entry ramp plus canopy and decking, and painting the Depot exterior and waiting room. The waiting room mural by Linda Darger enhances the traveler’s wait.
Photo Credit: Dunsmuir Railroad Depot Historical Society