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Comment by steve lang on October 13, 2016 at 7:36pm

this is probably the 1 i saw on 03 June a mile or so N of downtown Eureka - think it was on a siding in the backlot of some large production outfit, maybe lumber related.

Comment by Matt Helm on October 13, 2014 at 9:57am

"The Inside Track" was the name of the gift boutique that was once housed inside this old Pullman. It was originally located near the intersection of Waterfront Drive and C Streets, in the City of Eureka, Humboldt County.  Several years ago, it was donated to the Timber Heritage Society (THA) and had to be moved from that location to where it is now. The Pullman was moved by one of the now stagnant GP units rusting away in the old NCRA yard in Eureka, to an industrial siding at the California Redwood Company mill, located on Highway 101, just north of Eureka. It can be seen from the southbound lanes, just south of the mill entrance. Attached is a photo of how it looks now.

Comment by Richard C. Brand on April 4, 2014 at 11:50am

As we all know this picture pops up periodically on our screens when we open the site.  What I noticed today is that someone in the near past when the picture was taken (2011?), must have been using this car for some purpose.  Notice the near-new condition of the chimney for the stove.  The plating on that stack is much newer than the car.

Anybody know the present location?

Comment by Emilio Galo on November 7, 2013 at 1:09pm

Humbolt did this? What a shame. 

Comment by Mike Cook on March 2, 2013 at 11:54pm

Humboldt County should be ashamed they let the tracks get that bad.

Comment by sbc 1344 on February 8, 2013 at 12:32pm

Sean, 

I assume your (THA) next goal is to enhance the motorcar excursions the lumber yard northeast of Manila? I loved the ride, BTW! Is the A&MR 44 tonner operable?

Comment by Sean Mitchell on February 8, 2013 at 9:51am

Also, the Arcata march area has been filled in with gravel for trails. (And no EIR was issued for that, we can be sure.)

Comment by Sean Mitchell on February 7, 2013 at 5:00pm
That would be nice, but there's numerous issues. First, the crossing at v street in Arcata is torn up. Arcata literally removed the rails. The line through Manila is totally overgrown. The line over the mad river slough to arcata is totally overgrown. Also, jacoby creek bridge and another south of it (Arcata to eureka section) are derelict and need total replacement. Also, large washout with no ballast and hanging track near bracut.

Our only motive power, (the Arcata and mad river 44ton) isn't even connected to the main. Needs track and a switch to hook up to the rails at the roundhouse area.

As you can see, we have a long ways to go.
Comment by sbc 1344 on February 7, 2013 at 4:31pm

Why don't they leave it there and haul it to Samoa until you clear up the tracks to the point where the car is stored so you save expenses for trucking to just haul it via the RR?...

Comment by Sean Mitchell on February 4, 2013 at 8:59am

Yes, this is the one. The brakes, and bearings were worked on, and repaired in 01. (They have a paint mark saying NCLIA 2001. 

I've actually been out twice to it, painting over graffiti, and Thad is right, the trucks are in bad shape. 

If you look at it today, you'll see the patched over grey paint, that was me. 

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