Firsts in San Bernardino

1883 - First Passenger

Train arrives in San

Bernardino (California

Southern Railroad).




Wednesday 9 AM - Noon
Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM

FREE Admission

FREE Parking

FREE Tours

1170 W. Third Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Map & Directions

San Bernardino
Historical &
Pioneer Society

P.O. Box 875
San Bernardino, CA 92402


(909) 888-3634 


Depot & Museum Tour

September 4, 2019

Tours will  be conducted

on  the  first Wednesday of

each month at 10:00 am.

Call (909)  888-3634  for

a reservation.  FREE


Group Tours

For a Group Tour on

Saturday or any other 

day call (909) 888-3634.


Virtual Museum Tour

Click here for visual tour

of the museum.


Photo Histories

Click here to view local San

Bernardino and railroad

photographic histories.


Click here for the Santa 

Fe Railway Historical and

Modeling Society.


Norton AFB Museum

Now Open:

Thursday 10:00 to 2:00

Saturday  10:00 to 2:00



N.A.R.V.R.E. Meeting

at the Mexico Cafe

The next meeting of the

National Association of

Retired & Veteran Railway

Employees will be held

at the Mexico Cafe.





Vehicles Used in San Bernardino now in the Museum

One-Horse "Lady Phaeton" Buggy - Used by Mayor McNabb in the 1910 Centennial Celebration and Mayor Morris in the 2010 Bicentennial ParadeOne-Horse "Studebaker Brougham" - Used in San Bernardino - Circa 1880's. It was on display at Calico Ghost Town 1969-2007. (Studebaker was then the world's largest producer of horse drawn vehicles)The First Automobile in San Bernardino - A Steam Powered 1899 Locomobile


Streetcar Fare Box & Money Changer in Museum

Left:  Typical Fare Box that was common to many streetcars and buses.

Right:  Money Changers came in a variety of sizes. This one had five barrels: one for quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies & tokens. 


Bells and Whistles located throughout the Museum

Steam Locomotive Bell, probably Manufactured during World War II Bell from the USS San Bernardino, LST-1189, a Tank Landing Ship 


Bell on the Fire Department's 1890 Hose Wagon is operated by a Foot Pedal

Bell sounds and the Light flashes when the Museum's Wigwag is activatedFive Chime Whistle from a Union Pacific Steam LocomotiveSix Chime Whistle from a Santa Fe Steam Locomotive


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