Visiting Roots: Roots is located 140 miles north of San Francisco just east of Highway 101. The public is welcome to tour the collection at no charge during work days which are generally held on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Please email
Roots to confirm the schedule before visiting.
Map and directions
A map and directions to Roots are here.
Links to Willits area activities are here.
Roots has more than 400 members, many of whom are actively maintaining and restoring equipment, building track, serving as officers and directors, writing and editing the newsletter, photographing events, updating the web site and serving as docents and librarians for the Railroad History Project. For further information and a membership application, please see Becoming a Member
How you can help
In addition to joining Roots and volunteering for one of the many activities, there are numerous additional ways to support Roots, such as donations of equipment to the collection, donations of materials and services, endowment funds and matching grants. See You Can Help!
for more in-depth information.
All Roots members receive the newsletter three times per year. The newsletter is noted for extensive in-depth articles and photos on the history of the logging industry in addition to information about current Roots activities. Also view the Highline! archive
on this site.
Work Day Schedule
Roots has relied heavily on support from the local community and volunteers. Roots work days
are generally held on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For specific information about a given work day or to confirm the schedule please email Roots at email@example.com.
The public is welcome to tour the collection at no charge during work days.
Officers and Board
Roots is an all-volunteer organization founded in 1982 to preserve and restore steam- and diesel-powered equipment used in the California north coast logging industry from the 1850s to the present. Read more
about the early years and some of the Roots acquistions. See About Us
for more information.