Eel River Valley Railroad Depots



Local Railroad Depots and Stations

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Fort Seward

Fort Seward depot.

 

Fortuna

The Fortuna depot. Another picture here, and this is how it looks today. It was moved to Rohner Park for Fortuna's Bicentennial Celebration in 1976 and is now being used as a museum.

 

Larabee.

Larabee is a flat spot along the river, home to a few intrepid souls. Mostly produce and milk was shipped from this loading dock, but there was also a place to keep dry during the rainy season.

 

Loleta

The Loleta station was situated right downtown across from the main shopping district.

 

Scotia

Scotia Depot. The only company town left in California and the home of the now defunct Pacific Lumber Company. Here's some recent information about the lumber company's railroad operations.

 

Shively

Shively boasted this roomy depot.

 

Singley's

Singley's Station during high water. On the Eel River near Fernbridge, Singley's Resort was a popular destination. Swanlund-Baker image, Humboldt State University Library Collection.

 

South Fork (Dyerville)

South Bay (Fields Landing). A railroad mini-war was the source of this station when the tracks were shunted around Fields Landing.

 

South Fork (Dyerville)

South Fork (Dyerville), where the main stem and the south fork of the Eel River come together. The railroad tracks followed the main stem. There was a small maintenance yard at this location.

The "Shasta Division Archives" pictures are available as prints from Robert Morris Photography in Dunsmuir.


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The Alton & Pacific Railroad was a privately owned tourist attraction located on Highway 36 in nearby Alton. It no longer exists.

 

Heralded the "City of Fortuna", this steam locomotive, originally the Hammond Lumber Company Number 16, was once located near the entrance in Rohner Park. It is now being operated as an excursion train in Washington.
More information about this ALCO 2-8-2T.

 

For many years the Pacific Lumber Company used the railroad to move their lumber from the mills to shipping areas. They operated passenger trains as well. Here are some recent pictures of their railroad operations.

 

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