Barstow, California: Fast Food Fake Train Station

McDonald's is the main occupant of a fake train station, surrounded by passenger train cars used as dining areas. Along Historic Route 66 and next to a busy railroad since 1975.

Barstow Station

Address:
1611 East Main Street, Barstow, CA
Directions:
Barstow Station. I-15 exit 184, east on Historic US 66, on left.
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Train station McDonald's. Fake Train Station McDonald's

The Barstow Station McDonald's. Up the road from the McDonald's on Main Street is the Route 66 Motel, which has cool old memorabilia. Around town there are all kinds of murals on the buildings.

[Monique Lewis, 03/03/2011]
Barstow Station. Fast Food Fake Train Station

Barstow is a busy hub for railroad traffic, at all hours -- as you might discover if you stay in any of its fine hotels. Barstow Station is a concoction of fast food and traveler stores in a building with multiple passenger train cars docking on three sides. It started in 1975 as a McDonald's franchise (at that time, the "world's largest"), and McD's continues to have the lion's share of brand presence. Diners can sit in the refurbished train cars to eat. The caboose is a bathroom.

Kids might enjoy the atmosphere. Tip: Park behind Barstow Station and you may see long, real freight trains trundle by.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 12/22/2010]

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