Ride the Rails on a Historic Crew Car Speeder

Take a ride on Humboldt’s history with a scenic trip along the bay on Timber Heritage’s speeder crew car!

The Arcata and Mad River Railroad crew/speeder car is a restored maintenance of way vehicle that traveled along the railways in Korbel. Originally used for getting the logging crews out into the woods, crew speeder cars were a quick and efficient way to travel. Timber Heritage volunteers restored the A&MRR in 2009 and THA began offering rides in the summer of 2010. The winter of 2016-2017 the speeder is getting an overhaul and the rides will be even smoother!

Our signature ride, offered every 4th Saturday of June, July, August and September, is a four mile round trip ride from the town of Samoa, along the beautiful Humboldt Bay to Manila. This is a great ride to see the flora and fauna of Humboldt Bay as well as some historic locations. These 1/2 hour rides begin at 10 a.m. and run every 1/2 hour until 4 p.m, with the last ride leaving at 4:00 p.m. On these fourth Saturdays, our historic Samoa Shops are open for tours and you can see many of Timber Heritage’s collection of logging artifacts and locomotives. We have lots of docents/volunteers available to answer questions about the buildings, locomotives, and Timber Heritage Association during these events.

If you would like to ride the crew/speeder car come to any of our advertised dates.

Samoa prices are as follows:

Adults  $8.00         Seniors (62+) $7.00       Children 3-10  $4.00   2 and under ride free

Children must be accompanied by an adult

We take cash, local checks, and Visa/Mastercard

Samoa Rides~  10:00 a.m to 4:00, rides every 1/2 hour with the last ride leaving at 4:00

  • Saturday, June 24th
  • Saturday, July 22nd
  • Saturday, August 26th 
  • Saturday, September 23rd 

If you have a group of 10 or more that would like to ride, please call Mike Kellogg at (707) 443.2957 to make a reservation.

As well as our normally scheduled Samoa/Manila rides we often offer rides in other Humboldt County locations. Prices vary at each location. Currently we have scheduled:

Special Rides:

  • 4th of July in Old Town – ride runs North along First Street in Old Town Eureka
  • Other rides are yet to be determined. Please check this site for updates.


Please check our Facebook page and events calendar for any additional runs that may be added during the season.