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AMRR Speeder rides Sunday July 19
Saturday 18 Jul 2009, 09:47
Filed under: Humboldt, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Railroad, Samoa, THA

UPDATE: I didn’t realize that is didn’t publish the results of today’s speeder run before advertising the link. Click here for photos(2) and results. I’m happy.

Timber Heritage Association (THA) and friends will have rides on the Arcata & Mad River Crew Speeder this Sunday (July 19) beginning at 10:00 AM, ending with last ride at 3:30 PM. Members ride free otherwise the ticket donation is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children under 11. THA’s Humboldt Bay Scenic Railroad will be operating the crew maintenance vehicle (speeder), which was built in the late 1930’s by the Arcata & Mad River Railroad and recently restored by THA volunteers.

The rides begin near the Cookhouse (please park there). The speeder will travel from Samoa to Manila on the mainline NWP track by the bay and back for a trip lasting 20 to 24 minutes. The rides are on a schedule leaving on the hour and half hour. This will be the first time in over ten years that the public will be able to ride the rails by the bay.

Guests will be able to tour the old Hammond Roundhouse facilities where six steam locomotives and one diesel locomotive that formerly operated in Humboldt County are housed.

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