Mine Train Engine and Ore Cars
The State of California Department of Geothermal Resources has donated a mine train engine and several ore cars to Roots of Motive Power. Thanks to Roots member, Vrain Conley, for arranging for this donation. Recently Vrain and new Roots member Burt Dudley drove to the site at the Geyser Unit 15 Power Plant where they were met by Kenneth F. Stelling, Geothermal District Engineer. There they spent several days loading the mine train engine and ore cars. They transported the train to Healdsburg. It is being stored there until we can find a volunteer to transport it to Willits. They also got lots of spare parts that can be used on all sorts of projects.
From the Roots of Motive Power Newsletter, August 1998
Update: The mine train engine and ore cars were moved to the Roots facility in Willits in the fall of 2000.