Lomita Railroad Museum
2137 West 250th Street, Lomita, California 90717

The Museum will be closed June 26 - July 5 for renovation.

2014 End of Year Review

Dear Friends & Supporters of the Lomita Railroad Museum — It has been a very busy and productive year for the Museum and Foundation in 2014. We are very pleased to have this opportunity to give you an update on what we’ve accomplished and where we are headed.

2014 Priorities & Achievements

Our efforts in 2014 focused on the following:

  • offer events of interest to our surrounding communities throughout the year - Achieved
  • maintain/grow the visitor count - Achieved
  • acquire additional on-site storage for the Museum collection not currently on display – Still under discussion with the City
  • acquire new display racks, storage equipment, and canopies for outdoor events - Achieved
  • increase our funding level for future museum needs – Partly achieved and continuing
  • build our funding level for the planned museum expansion – Continuing
  • build collaborative relationships with other non-profits and businesses – Partly achieved and continuing
  • support Museum staff with the Museum Collection Inventory Project – Mostly achieved and continuing
  • perform major upgrades to our website and FaceBook pages – Mostly achieved and continuing www.lomita-rr.org, facebook.com/LomitaRailroadMuseum

2015 Priorities

The Foundation Board met in November to draft the following prioritized list of projects for the upcoming year and will meet again in January to develop a more detailed listing.

  • review our Calendar of Events for 2015-16 and maintain/grow visitor count
  • acquire additional on-site storage for the Museum collection not currently on display
  • continue to increase our funding level to help underwrite the cost of future museum projects, including:
    • repair/repaint yellow caboose – the Board has approved this project for Spring, 2015. Estimated cost: $5000.
    • repair/repaint red caboose
    • restore wooden boxcar
    • the planned museum expansion
  • continue to support Museum staff with the Museum Collection Inventory Project
  • continue improving outreach to the public through the website, FaceBook page, and print materials
  • plan for Museum’s 50th birthday in 2016-17