200307 July 15th, 2003
The "Skunk train" is about to depart from the Ft. Bragg, CA, station on time at 10 AM May
13, 2003. Its destination this summer is only the Northspur turn-around, half way to Willits. The train operates daily, but only on the short distance because of a fund shortage that almost cancelled all service on the California & Western. In 2003, the trains were accessible only from this scenic town on California’s beautiful north coast, as the Willits station was closed.