Rail Flatcar, California Western Railroad #370
A picnic in the redwoods was always a popular event for employees of Union Lumber Company. The California Western Railroad converted some of their oldest wooden flatcars to open riding cars to haul the partygoers out to the woods along the Noyo River or up the logging branch to the Ten Mile River. This flatcar was purchased from the CWR by Bert and Ferne Rudolph of Willits in the mid 1950s. Roots of Motive Power purchased the flatcar from the Rudolphs in 1991.