For Father’s Day I took two of my children to the Roaring Railroad Camp in Felton. This is a fascinating railroad because they do train tours of the Redwood forests in the Santa Cruz mountains and Santa Cruz beach tours by steam trains. The Redwood tours consist of actors who stage train robberies, akin to those that occurred in the 1800s.
The train that takes tourists to the top of Bear Mountian, through the redwood forest, is from a former logging company in Virginia.
On the way to the train station is a covered bridge that was built from a design from Thomas Willis Pratt.
Roaring Camp railroads is family owned and the tracks that were built for this destination, were constructed to show the power of steam trains to go through narrow gauge mountain tracks. These tracks had never been used for logging.