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.
Efstathios I Pappas