Club member Ben Sochacki has just been there whilst on his hols. per Wiki: The Oregon Rail Heritage Center (ORHC) is a railway museum in Portland, Oregon. Along with other rolling stock, the museum houses three steam locomotives owned by the City of Portland: Southern Pacific 4449, Spokane, Portland & Seattle 700, and Oregon Railroad & Navigation Co. 197, the first two of which are restored and operable. … Continue reading
When I come from my home to the club’s layout I pass over Pudding Creek. Nobody seems to know how it got its name. There seems to be no connection to any Pomo Native American name. The best guess is that the original name was, “Put it in” creek and that was corrupted to Pudding. … Continue reading
I’d love to have been there with a camera when this happened.
I can’t tell you where these photos were taken. Wherever it was it showed great ingenuity. Way cool!
The only flume that operated along the Mendocino Coast wast at Rollerville. There were many flumes in the Sierras and club member Mike Aplet used to work on them. Vids of flumes are as rare as hen’s teeth. But, I have found one – of the last log flume in United States. Another coup!!!!!! https://youtu.be/D_payIaCemA/watch … Continue reading
This is the text that our computer guru, Roger Thornburn, inserted at the beginning of this lengthy (44 minutes) video: “Redwood Route is a 1940’s video made by the Union Lumber Company of Fort Bragg, Mendocino, CA. The video was made to promote the railroad as a tourist attraction, and the redwood tree logging business … Continue reading
Alas it was cloudy here in Fort Bragg, CA yesterday evening and I only got to see an itsy bitsy bit of the lunar eclipse. This evening I have been having a great old time “thumbing” through photos of the event taken by those who a) have better cameras than I and b) who know … Continue reading
I was over at Roger Thornburn’s house a week or so ago working on a project. After our “work” we spent some time looking at “stuff” which Roger (our computer guru) had accumulated which we had not used in the websites. One of the “things” was this movie. The text and maps were added by … Continue reading