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I’ve just realized that the Skunk Train doesn’t have it’s usual train to Northspur at all this year. I’m suspicious. Possibly more damage on the line? :(
The tunnel east of Ft Bragg is in need of repair....I think
Sorry. Didn’t clarify. The train from willits to Northspur isn’t running this year.
I've heard the issue is related to deteriorating track conditions on the east end that now prohibit passenger trains on the line west of around the western base of Ridge Hill, reportedly the result of a FRA inspection. The truncated service now runs an hour out of Willits, a brief stop to look at a large redwood tree, then an hour back.
It's been a rough winter up here in the north with all of this rain so no doubt that MoW costs have been excessive. Hopefully Mendo County will find a way to help them as they provide tourist $$$.
Don't forget they had a fire at Northspur.
The scbg just ordered 2 new locos also