These five engines have not moved since operations ceased in 1997 and they are still slowly rusting away today. These pictures were taken August 2002. (Update, this picture was taken in July 2009.)
There is a plan to revitalize this area but it is caught up in the local politics. It is highly unlikely this railroad will ever again connect to the outside world, but there is a distinct possibility of a local tourist railroad around most of Humboldt Bay.
Northern California railroad pictures are from past calendars by the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society. Become a member!
The Alton & Pacific Railroad was a privately owned tourist attraction located on Highway 36 in nearby Alton. It no longer exists.
Heralded the "City of Fortuna", this steam locomotive, originally the Hammond Lumber Company Number 16, was once located near the entrance in Rohner Park. It is now being operated as an excursion train in Washington.
More information about this ALCO 2-8-2T.
Three trainmen were killed in January 1953 at the Scotia Bluff, the same location as the picture to the left, when a landslide took their locomotive, the NWP184, into the icy Eel River. (Bill Bish pictures)
Pictures and information on local railroad depots.