Roaring Camp Railroad Steam Train

The ad said we would travel over trestles, through towering redwood groves and up a winding narrow-gauge grade to the summit of Bear Mountain as conductors narrate the history of Roaring Camp, the railroad and the forest.

We found out that in the 1880s, narrow-gauge steam locomotives were used to haul giant redwood logs out of the mountains. Roaring Camp’s steam engines date from 1890 and are among the oldest and most authentically preserved narrow-gauge steam engines providing regularly scheduled passenger service in America.

Our outing was truly extraordinary. It was a brisk afternoon, but everyone agreed….seeing the Pacific Ocean through the giant redwood trees was breath taking!!!

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