The Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific winds its way through spectacular redwood forests from the small mountain town of Felton, California to the beaches at Santa Cruz. Now you can experience every mile of this line from the perspective of the engine crew. Ride along in the cab of ex-Santa Fe CF7 No. 2641 on this special charter run that starts in Mt. Hermon, a little north of Felton. This portion of the line is rarely used, so this video is a treat! The train rolls over a trestle out of Mt. Hermon, then crosses Graham Hill Road on the way into Felton.
After a brief stop at the usual departure point at Roaring Camp, the train continues down the mountain, plunging through dense forest, clinging to cliffs, crossing a high wooden trestle, and running right down the middle of two busy streets in Santa Cruz! The video and audio are straight from the cab, so you will hear the rumbling of the CF7’s EMD prime mover and the voices of the crew as they talk to each other and coordinate their movements with Union Pacific as the train enters Santa Cruz. Narration is only at the beginning of this video so you can have the full effect of being “in the cab”.