Skunk Train Offers A Trip Into the Past
—Posted Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 4:53 pm—
You’ll board an old steam train that has been operating for more than 100 years and travel to Northspur, located 21.3 miles east of Fort Bragg. Northspur was one of the busiest logging camps in the Noyo River Canton, housing a store, post office, and the Noyo River Apple Company. Set on the banks of the Noyo River this large redwood grove has been welcoming passengers for well over a century.
The Skunk Train website history section probably describes what you’ll experience best:
“Except for the passengers’ high-tech cameras and modern garb, a time traveler from the last century would feel quite at home riding California Western Railroads Skunk Train in the 1990’s. The view from the restored rail cars is pretty much unchanged: towering trees, deer drinking from the Noyo River, an isolated fisherman’s cabin peeking from the forest. With occasional whistles as it chugs through tunnels, over bridges and past open meadows, the train follows the coastal “Redwood Route” as it has since 1885.
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Check out the Skunk Train Schedule.