Crew Speeder Rides

  • Presented By: Timber Heritage Association
  • Dates: 7/24/2021, 8/14/2021, 8/28/2021, 9/11/2021, 9/25/2021
  • Location: Locations vary
  • CA
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Adults $8.00, Seniors $7.00, Kids 3-10 $4.00, 2 and under ride FREE. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Ride the Rails on a Historic Crew Car Speeder

Eureka Slough Rides~ On Waterfront Drive - Under the Samoa Bridge (SR 255)
10:00 a.m to 4:00, rides every 1/2 hour with the last ride leaving at 4:00

  • Saturday, August 14th 
  • Saturday, September 11th 

Samoa Rides~ Next to the Samoa Cookhouse at 908 Vance Ave, Samoa
10:00 a.m to 4:00, rides every 1/2 hour with the last ride leaving at 4:00

  • Saturday, July 24th 
  • Saturday, August 28nd 
  • Saturday, September 25th 


Our signature ride 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. 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.

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 2009. The winter of 2016-2017 the speeder was overhauled and the rides are even smoother!


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.

We are so excited that events are happening again. Event details are being updated as information becomes available. Before making plans, please check the event or festival website or Facebook page.