The Western America Railroad Museum was officially opened to the public on February 17th, 2001.

W.A.R.M. celebrated the Grand opening on March 24th, before a large crowd of visitors & guests, including Mr. William Strong, the great-grandson of the City of Barstow's namesake, William Barstow Strong.


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Well over 350 people were on hand to celebrate the opening of W.A.R.M.





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Mr. William Strong, great-grandson of William Barstow Strong, A.T.S.F. Vice-President in the late 1800's/early 1900's for whom the City of Barstow was named after.  


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Lawrence Dale, Mayor of Barstow
and vice president of WARM.




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San Bernardino County Board of
Supervisors member Bill Postmus




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State Assemblyman Phil Wyman





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Original Harvey Girls from Barstow's Casa Del Desierto restaurant, from left to right:   Helen Gilbert, Mary Gates and Pat Keeling.






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Volunteers and gift shop organizers Rita Dale, Donna Clayton and Sherry Vinson give us a view of the new museum's interior.







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