Roots of Motive Power

Roots of Motive Power 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. Roots has collected a very complete blacksmith shop, several period machine shop tools, and has a Research Library of early steam and logging engineering.  The Roots collection of antique logging and railroad equipment comes to life several times each year during special public events, with the largest event being their annual Willits Frontier Days Steamup.