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Your Ticket Purchase Preserves Rail History

Historic Preservation Fund

Historic Preservation Fund

Our railroad has operated continuously since 1885, and thanks to your ticket purchase, we can keep these historic and cultural assets in premier condition.

Indeed, the eight percent that is added to your ticket fee goes toward our “Historic Preservation Fund,” which is used to restore our roundhouse where our locomotives have been maintained since 1885; the 1924 passenger depot in Fort Bragg, the 1915 passenger depot and dining hall building in Willits; the complete rebuild of our 1924 steam locomotive engine No. 45; and so much more.

What began in 1885 as a logging and passenger railway continues to encompass more than 40 miles of track, 30 bridges and two tunnels.
Some of the terrain is so steep that it is only suitable for a mountain goat! While maintaining this acreage can be overwhelming, our ultimate goal is to transform the property and depot grounds into an all-access and park-like setting with landscaping, sidewalks and pedestrian safe corridors.

Generations of passengers have made the Skunk Train a part of their recreation. We are always grateful to welcome returning guests and meet new friends, too.

Thank you for helping keep this treasured piece of living history intact.

Respectfully,
Efstathios I Pappas
General Manager

Behind the Skunk

Behind The Skunk
Behind The Skunk4 months ago
Progress on multiple projects….. to support an ongoing effort to grow the business, the shop forces are very busy! On car 656, a former Southern Pacific Harriman, the new observation end platform is going in nicely. Additionally, the new letter board installation is progressing rapidly and nearing completion. The opposite side will receive the same treatment as it has a great deal of deterioration as well. Finally, the kitchen boxcar is receiving its first coat of paint, preparatory to getting the interior appliances and systems installed. The high summer season is coming, and with it, we hope to see you here, on “The Redwood Route!”

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Behind The Skunk
Behind The Skunk4 months ago
How many “chugas chugas” do you need before “choo choo?”

One, Two, or Three?

#steam #chiggen #historic
Behind The Skunk
Behind The Skunk
Behind The Skunk4 months ago
One of the critical aspects of running a railroad is ensuring routine application of safe and efficient operating practices. In order to achieve this various training and certification functions must be done on a yearly basis. Team Skunk embarked on its multi day annual training program today! Remember, safety is no accident!

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Rise and Shine Railbikes

START THE DAY OFF RIGHT

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!