Mendocino Coast Model Railroad and Historical Society

An important part of the logging industry here on the Mendocino Coast was the ability to get logs out to the people and companies that needed them. One of the main ways they did this was by creating a railway system that connected the Mendocino Coast to the rest of the world. Originally called the Fort Bragg Railroad in 1885, this train line eventually became the California Western Railroad.

Fast forward over a century, and not a lot of that line is left, as other modes of transportation became cheaper and more effective. However, there is a place to see the old days of Mendocino County’s railways – and that is at the Mendocino Coast Model Railroad. Located just behind the Skunk Train in downtown Fort Bragg, this nifty little piece of history has all sorts of cool features. One of our favorites here at the lighthouse would have to be the model that they have of the Point Cabrillo Light Station!

This display is free to anyone going for a ride on the Skunk Train (just show your ticket!), or $5 for adults and $3 for children otherwise. Check the Mendocino Rail History website or Facebook page for details.

Visit the Model Railroad

Mendocino Coast Model Railroad
100 W Laurel St
Fort Bragg, California 95437