June 21, 2004 - Depot Renovation Completed

2002 View before Restoration

*  In 1992 Santa Fe closed operations in San Bernardino, and soon all the shops and buldings were demolished, that is all but the Depot.  Over the years the Depot was left to deteriorate and by 2002 it was barely functional.

*  The  City of San Bernardino and the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) secured $15 million in federal and state grants and local money to complete a restoration of the Depot.

*   Milford Wayne Donaldson was the architect, Solteck Pacific was chosen as the construction contractor and Transtech was selected as the construction management firm.

* Work began in November 2002. The restoration included historically accurate renovations of the interior and exterior, installation of utilities, seismic retrofitting and asbestos removal.

*  The project was completed in June 2004.  After dedication ceremonies, SANBAG began occupying the building on June 21, 2004.

*  The Depot was once again fully functional while serving both Amtrak and Metrolink passengers and in 2008, it became the home of the San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum.

2004 June Celebration, after the Historic Renovation, installation of utilities, seismic retrofit and asbestos removal.