Thursday, April 19, 2012

Roaring Camp Railroad, Fenton, California

After our sawmill tour, we headed to Roaring Camp Railroad for an hour and a half tour of the local redwood forest.  The old steam engine chugged up some grades between 8.5 and 9.25 degrees.  The steam and smoke poured out of the steam engine that runs on used motor oil and used cooking oil. It was a great ride through the forests.  We used several switchbacks, saw old railroad bridges, burned during a 1985 forest fire, and even caught a glimpse of the native banana slugs.

All Aboard!
The old burned trestle
The redwoods reaching for the sky

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