Saturday, September 26, 2009
Richard and Robin ride the Speeder!
Robin and I finally made some time to ride the Speeder. Well worth the $4 a piece fare! We have both hiked and biked beside the rail line since the early 80's and it was good to get this new perspective. The crew was very informative and you could see the excitement in the riders. I was surprised on how many people were taking pictures and the positive automobile response for the Speeder going down Highway 255.
The Timber Heritage Association has dedicated thousands of hours of volunteer work to make this project and other preservation projects related to rail history prevalent.
This project is also an affirmation of the relevancy of an excursion train to Scotia.
The Round House is one of only 2 left in the US! It holds great historical value.
I bet many of you remember climbing on ol' #15 when it was at Seqouia park!