Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Skunk Train Rescued -- June 19, 2013

The California Western Railroad suffered a setback in May when Tunnel Number One collapsed.  Skunk Trains can only operate a short distance from Fort Bragg.  This has hurt the economy of Fort Bragg and all of Mendocino County.  The railroad tried to raise $300,000 to fix the tunnel, but had little luck.  The Save the Redwoods League of San Francisco has now stepped forward and offered to put up the money in return for an easement and protection of the redwood trees along the line.  Repairs should start right away. 

I took the photo of California Western Mikado 45 at Fort Bragg during our visit in July, 2006.  Read about it on my Park Trains and Tourist Trains page. 

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