Dedicated to Sharing the Heritage of Redwood Empire Railroading
In 1998, a south bound train with $500,000 in lumber was heading south to Willits. Dispatch in Eureka sent radio call to the engineer stating that he must drop the load at Island Mountain, and get the locomotives back to Eureka ASAP- There was swinging track in the canyon. They tied this 11 car train up, and headed north. This would be the last train in the canyon, forever.