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Freight Services

Freight Services

California Western Railroad (reporting marks CWR) is a Class III Common Carrier offering freight service between Fort Bragg and Willits, California.

Commodities, goods, and supplies can be carried between Fort Bragg and Willits by rail and to intermediate stations along the route.

Resident Commute Services

Mendocino Railway / California Western Railroad offers passenger service to residents of the famed Redwood Route outside of the normal excursion business. Please see the LOCAL PASSENGER TARRIF 3-R below for information.

Real Estate Services

Mendocino Railway / California Western Railroad operates 40-miles between the coastal community of Fort Bragg, CA and the inland community of Willits, CA.

Work near the railroad’s property may require a right-of-entry permit / agreement. Work on the railroad’s property, if granted, will require a right-of-entry permit / agreement. Please contact the railroad as a part of your planning process.

Requests for work should be submitted no less than four weeks prior to the start of work and as far out as possible.

Emergency requests are granted in a far timelier manner by emailing [email protected] or calling 707-964-6371.

Rise and Shine Railbikes


Select weekends at 8am enjoy a very special 1-hour there-and-back discounted trip, with coffee, juice, and snacks to get your day off on the right foot!