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:
- 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.