SAMOA – Hundreds of people came to the Timber Heritage Association’s second largest fundraiser of the year Saturday.
The non-profit hosted their seventh annual Salmon, Oysters, Ales and Rails (SOAR) event at the Samoa shops.
There were tours of the rail cars as well as speeder rides up and down Humboldt Bay.
Volunteers were dressed for the occasion – in time period themes while sharing information about the rail history.
All of the buildings are from 1893 and the funds raised will go to their refurbishment.
The volunteers’ goal is to one day turn the area into a museum.
“It’s incredible really because all these buildings are from 1893 and we have the olden wooden roundhouse in the western United States,” explained Timber Heritage Association President, Bruce Seivertston.
“We’ve had a lot of guests come through and we’re showing the history of the cars that I’m on,” said Timber Heritage Association Member and volunteer, Natasha Mariani, “They’re over a hundred years old and that’s really a special thing. If you get the chance you should come by and see, it’s really a gem.”
You can come out and join the Timber Heritage Association on the rails every fourth Saturday of the month.