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‘Speeder’ zips down long-unused railroad track – Times-Standard Online
Saturday 1 Aug 2009, 09:27
Filed under: Humboldt, Manila, NCRA, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Railroad, Samoa, THA

‘Speeder’ zips down long-unused railroad track – Times-Standard Online.

Hundreds of volunteer hours have gone toward the opportunity to get a railroad-eye view of Humboldt Bay and portions of Manila.

History buffs, railroad fans and adventurers gathered for a brief ride on the rails this weekend as the Timber Heritage Association sold spots on its Speeder, a bright orange, self-propelled railroad car built in 1939 for the Arcata and Mad River Railroad and originally used to transport railroad crews to trouble spots along the track.

The Timber Heritage Association will again be offering rides on its Speeder Aug. 29 and Sept. 26. Reservations are advised as the small car fills up quickly. Requested donations are $4 for adults and $2 for children under 11 years of age. To make a reservation, call 441-1960.

We also added Sept.12th due to demand.

Today they are doing another training class, for more people.

I’m not sure how $4 per adult, $2 per child suggested donation separates the classes.

We have already made back the money put in to this. Think about that, less than $400.00 to restore it, and we can have this.

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