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A Very Special Summer

Days of Steam

Pulled by the Chiggen, an authentic, historic California Steam Locomotive, you can step back in time weekends this August and September.

We're thrilled to welcome the Chiggen back to the Redwood Route this summer! Weekends in August and September we'll be running this historic steam engine on our line for a one-of-a-kind journey through the redwoods.

Pulled by an authentic, historic California Steam Locomotive, you can step back in time while you enjoy a scenic 7-mile round trip along the beautiful Pudding Creek Estuary – home to blue herons, ospreys, egrets, and more. This trip departs from our Fort Bragg depot, and takes one hour and 15 minutes round trip, with a stop at Glen Blair Junction.

This roundtrip takes you over the first tracks laid down by the California Western Railroad, and along the beautiful Pudding Creek Estuary. Returning our roots, this steam locomotive mirrors the locomotive that originally ran on these tracks in 1885. Pulling original authentic passenger cars of the era and an open-air car, step back in time to the Days of Steam amongst the towering Redwoods.


Adult: $79.95 
Infant: No Charge (Under the age of 2)
Dog: $10.95

To support the ongoing preservation and rehabilitation of our railroad, an 8 percent historic preservation fee will be added to each purchase.

Trains and Railbikes run rain or shine. Always dress appropriately.

Guests should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure as the train leaves promptly at the departure time.

Wheelchair accessible. Some cars might require switching from your chair to a coach seat. Please see our FAQs.

Steam Engine Departs Fort Bragg Weekends in August and September

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