1886 - First Santa Fe Depot in San Bernardino

Three years after the first train arrived in San Bernardino, Santa Fe constructed a beautiful two-story depot in San Bernardino (located about 350 feet east of the current depot).

Until the opening of this depot the ticket and passenger needs were handled out of a modified box car.

A Fred Harvey Lunch Room and newsstand were located within the depot.

On November 16, 1916, the depot caught fire and burned to the ground.  Since San Bernardino was the Los Angeles division headquarters, the official Santa Fe records that were stored in the depot were completely destroyed in the fire.

Click here to view a photo history of the first Santa Fe depot in San Bernardino.