Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Save The Mendocino County Skunk Train
The tunnel is over 1000 feet long and is 3 miles from the Fort Bragg train Station
Most of the railroad's equipment is trapped in Fort Bragg so no trains can run out of Willits, even though the tracks to the east of the blockage are fine.
The economic impact of losing the Skunk Train on Mendocino County is huge as many of the areas visitors plan on riding the train. The cave in could not of happened at a worst time with the busy summer season on weeks away.
ThisSkunk Train has launched a Save Our Skunk campaign at www.gofundme.com/SaveourSkunk. In its first 3 days nearly 100 donors had provided $13,050. For those donating $300 and above, the Skunk train is offering free rides through the end of the 2014 season and a number of other perks.
For $25.00 contributions the railroad is offering to send keychains, $50.00 you get a piece of rock from the tunnel and $100.00 you get a hard hat.