Become a Roots Member Today!

Roots of Motive Power has over 700 members to date, many of whom actively restore and maintain equipment, lay track, serve as officers and directors, write and edit our newsletter, photograph events, and serve as docents and librarians for the Redwood Empire Railroad History Project.

Membership is $35.00 per year. All Roots memberships run on the calendar year, January to December.

Become a Roots Member Today!

To join Roots now at the regular $35 level, click the button below. You can choose to use a major credit card or your PayPal account.

Basic Membership plus online transaction fee

If you would also like to donate the amount of our online transaction processing for your membership, please click the “Donate” button directly below this line. The amount charged will be $36.10, which includes both your membership dues and our online transaction fee for your dues. You can choose to use a major credit card or your PayPal account.

Donate any amount, including Basic Membership

If you would like to donate any other amount, please click the “Donate” button below and fill in the amount you would like to donate. No donation over $1 is too small or too large. You can choose to use a major credit card or your PayPal account. If you donate an amount greater than $35, you will also automatically be a member.

If you wish to donate to a specific project, please indicate this in a note to us when PayPal gives you the option.

Mail-in Basic Membership and Donations

If you would prefer to fill out a form and mail a check, click here for a web version of the membership form. Just print it out, fill it in, and mail it to the address given on the form, with your membership fee.

Or, write to Roots at:

Roots of Motive Power
P.O. Box 1540
Willits, CA 95490

to have a form sent to you.

By becoming a member of Roots, you are supporting us in an important way. We are an all-volunteer organization, so we depend on members for our existence. For other ways to support Roots of Motive Power click here.

All Roots members receive our interesting and well written newsletter, the Highline. It has been widely recognized for it’s extensive, in-depth articles and photographs on the history of the logging industry, in addition to containing information about current Roots activities. Highline comes out three times per year. Each issue is mailed to active members.

In addition to receiving Highline, Roots members are entitled to participate in monthly Board of Directors meetings and in the Roots of Motive Power Annual Meeting. The Board of Directors meets on the third Thursday of each month, except December. The location of this meeting changes from month to month. Email Roots for the location of the meeting you wish to attend.  See the Events Schedule for more information about the Annual Meeting.

If you have any questions, please contact us at the above address or email Roots.

Thank you for your support of Roots of Motive Power!