Bootlegging the NWP Eel River!
Author: Y Knot
Date: 09-11-2023 - 14:59

Scary ride up the Northwest Pacific Railroad along the Eel River

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This footage is of the historic closed railroad taken from a modified Suzuki Samurai "rail cart". it starts north of the Fort Seward Railroad Depot and goes past the 226 mile marker north of Eel Rock.

This footage goes over a redwood trestle bridge at Brock Creek, with stunning river views around the 222 mile marker - then over tracks hanging in the air. The Samurai plows blindly and boldly through 10 foot high vegetation in a thrilling ride better than Disneyland.

We were the very last "car" ever to venture up this track and it's some interesting footage. This was 16 years ago in 2007, and the track has long since further deteriorated with landslides and mass movement of the hillside, and the overgrowth has made it completely un-passable.

You have to wonder what they were thinking when they decided to put a railroad here. Here, we had on and off track capability as some areas were subject to landslides and we had to 4-wheel around it. On this occasion, I took the most video and we went the furthest we ever did. Cool stuff for rail buffs. There is very little record of this storied rail line on video.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Bootlegging the NWP Eel River! Y Knot 09-11-2023 - 14:59
  Most interesting vid I've seen here. 20 minutes in he goes over the washout rails hanging in air dare devil 09-11-2023 - 15:31
  Re: Most interesting vid I've seen here. 20 minutes in he goes over the washout rails hanging in air RjCorman 09-14-2023 - 01:03
  Re: Bootlegging the NWP Eel River! 123 09-11-2023 - 16:55
  Re: Bootlegging the NWP Eel River! SNIPS 09-11-2023 - 17:33
  Re: Bootlegging the NWP Eel River! Bob the Train Guy 09-12-2023 - 09:49
  Re: Bootlegging the NWP Eel River! Mike Pechner 09-12-2023 - 13:49
  Re: Bootlegging the NWP Eel River! WAF 09-12-2023 - 15:09
  Re: Bootlegging the NWP Eel River! Realist 09-12-2023 - 17:43
  Re: Bootlegging the NWP Eel River! George Andrews 09-12-2023 - 18:41
  Re: Bootlegging the NWP Eel River! Viva EUKA 09-12-2023 - 20:20
  Re: Bootlegging the NWP Eel River! Alf Doten 09-13-2023 - 12:40
  Re: Bootlegging the NWP Eel River! ?! 09-13-2023 - 15:33
  Re: Bootlegging the NWP Eel River! THE BEAR FAN 09-16-2023 - 20:21


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