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I was wondering if anyone knows the history about the Pacific Lumber Company? Anyone know the railroad history here. When it started, where it went and when it was abandoned? Where was the NWPR station located in Scotia? Thanks, Stein

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Comment by Stein Dolplads on June 5, 2013 at 5:46am

Thanks Sean and Richard for your info. I really appreciate it. Looking forward to checking out these places again.

Comment by Sean Mitchell on May 19, 2013 at 9:13pm

I actually have a friend who wrote an awesome paper on TPL, maybe I can track it down for you. 

As far as the railroad, the NWP was completed in 1914, and shut down in 1998. 

I wrote a paper on it's demise, here's a link. I won a scholarship with this paper, if you get a chance to read it, I hope you enjoy.

Comment by Richard Todd on May 19, 2013 at 6:31pm

Stein, if you go to photos, previous, to #3, you will find a station map for Scotia. The station was between the log pond and the river. The current company was started in 1882. Its history is complex and interesting. TPL had logging lines throughout Humboldt county. "Steam in the Redwoods", by Carranco and Sorensen, Is the definitive book on the railroad operations of TPL. It has been out of print for some time. It can be found used.

There are many photos pertaining to TPL on this site. The problem is finding them. All you can do is scan through the thumb nails accessed by clicking view all.


Good luck in your quest!


Richard Todd

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