Departing from Roaring Camp to the summit of Bear Mountain, this was one of the most amazing train rides I have been on. Certainly the most picturesque just beside Henry Cowell Redwood State Park.
This railroad has the distinction of having the steepest grade in North America! The 9.25% grade didn’t seem so extreme when we rode it, however it did require the train to switch back and reverse direction in order to complete the journey. I got a real education from the Brakeman on how a steam locomotive operates. Enjoy my photographs.