Railroads of Humboldt County
Exploring the rich railroading history of rural Humboldt
An immersive deep dive into the eventful history of the railroads throughout the county, complete with artifacts, images and videos to illustrate the importance and impact of the industry on this area, its people and how it connected this little rural county to the rest of California and beyond!
History of the AMR, NWP & SP Railroads
Check out historical artifacts spanning the entire era of Humboldt railroads from the beginnings of the Arcata & Mad River Railroad to the dissolution of the Eureka Southern, including:
Want to see and even touch more railroad artifacts in a historical setting? Check out Timber Heritage Association's shop grounds in Samoa, the original site of the Hammond Lumber Company and home of the last original-standing roundhouse on the West Coast. Check out their site at the link above for information on events, tour options and their mission to preserve the lumber & rail history of Humboldt!