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Timber Heritage Association


Timber Heritage Association

The purpose of the Timber Heritage Association is to create awareness and appreciation for the impact of timber, logging and railroads on the settlement and development of Humboldt County.

Location: Eureka, California
Members: 26
Latest Activity: Oct 7, 2016

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The Redwood gets a "new" roof. well, 2 coats of sealant and paint

THA has completed another step in preserving The Redwood a former NWP business carContinue

Started by Thad Wuest Oct 7, 2016.

John Williams, the NWP, and the THA

Lawrence knows about this but others may be interested to learn that there's a Google group focused on Timber Heritage Association projects, and a recent post in that group detailed a meeting between…Continue

Tags: john williams, tha, nwp

Started by Mark Drury Nov 23, 2009.

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Comment by Richard Todd on June 4, 2010 at 5:46am
I have posted 7 more photos by my friend, Robert Hogan, taken during our graduation trip to Humboldt county in June 1961. We had to choose between staying to shoot #29 or riding the caboose to the reload. We chose the ride to the reload because we were told that #29 would be working again the next day. Alas, they got the diesel fixed! We think this was the last time #29 ran in revenue service. Can anyone confirm this? It would have been the second or third week in 1961. When I get a scanner I will post my photos from that trip.
Comment by Mark Drury on May 30, 2010 at 1:28pm
Outstanding images, Richard -- thank you so much for sharing! I'm certain the THA would be interested in these and any other photos you and Robert have of #5 and your trip in '61. Please do share more if/when you have time. Regards,

Mark D.
Comment by Richard Todd on May 30, 2010 at 4:26am
Robert L. Hogan is a master Photographer and modeller who has been my friend since grade school. He gave me permission to post these photos he took on our "graduation trip" 1961. The crews at Scotia were incredibly nice to 2 kids with cameras. We were allowed free access to the shops and yards.
They were assembling a string of flats to go to Alton, Carlotta, and the reload. They asked if we wanted to ride the caboose! So we did! At the reload they ran around the emptys and hooked up to the loaded logging flats for the run back to the mill. The trip of a lifetime for 2 high school kids!
Comment by Richard Todd on May 29, 2010 at 12:48pm
Fantastic to hear that THA has acquired #5! I had the pleasure of riding in #5 from Scotia to the Yeager Creek reload and back in 1961. I have access to scanned slides of the caboose from that ride. As soon as I get permission from the photographer I will post them.

Richard Todd
Comment by Lawrence LaBranche on May 28, 2010 at 9:33am
Looks like it was in the location for decades. It was like the workers left it, interior intact with tools.
Comment by Mark Drury on May 28, 2010 at 9:26am
Meant to add the link to the MobileMe gallery for TPL Co. #5, as well:

Mark D.
Comment by Mark Drury on May 28, 2010 at 8:49am
Amazing find indeed, Lawrence! Was this caboose sitting (hiding) in that location for decades? Seems in remarkably good shape for having been outdoors so long. If anyone has more history on #5 please share it, and thanks for posting this, Lawrence. Regards,

Mark D.
Comment by Lawrence LaBranche on May 27, 2010 at 10:44pm
Comment by Paul Gardner on May 13, 2010 at 12:08pm
The following blog address has some photos of these cars.
The blog is at:
Comment by Lawrence LaBranche on April 19, 2010 at 9:14pm
I'm sorry I don't have any more info about them, other than they ran on the NWP. Absolutely beautiful inside, per the photos they had at the dinner Saturday night. They want us to move them within the next month. Not all have been restored, but at least started, getting wood, seats, and stained glass that was supposed to go in them.

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