Eureka to Crannell

(Forwarded from the Eel River & Eureka Railroad)

The Eel River and Eureka Railroad was built in 1884 to grant passage between Humboldt Bay and lumber mills along the Eel River in California. It was purchased by the San Francisco and Northwestern Railroad, and ultimately the Northwestern Pacific Railroad. Photo by Peter Lewis, October 2008.

It certainly is Humboldt Bay with the former LP Pulp Mill in the background. The crane like structure is the chip loader. The track was the former Dolbeer & Carson log dump which impounded logs in the Bay. It was last used by Holmes Eureka before they wer sold to Pacific Lumber Company. Pictures of D&C #3, a 2-6-2, were taken on this structure in 1950 dumping logs.

Alfred Doten
Virginia City, NV, NV


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