Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad

 

Let’s take a ride through the redwoods on the Roaring Camp & Big Trees Narrow Gauge Railroad! Located in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains near Felton, California, Roaring Camp remains one of the premier narrow gauge railroad attractions in the United States. Some of the oldest operating steam engines in the country still pull daily excursion trains up and down the switchbacks of Bear Mountain on grades approaching an astounding 9%! The scenery is just as spectacular as the trains, as 3′ narrow gauge rails wind through the oldest preserved redwood grove in California. Note that this video was taken after the recent September 2020 fires near Santa Cruz. As you can see, the railroad and surrounding woods are still standing and as beautiful as ever! Roaring Camp is a must see for any steam railroad fan, and particularly for fans of vintage geared steam. roaringcamp.com

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