About Railroad Park Resort
Since 1968, we've been reliving the romantic days of railroading at Railroad Park Resort. Experience our Dinner House & Lounge built inside restored antique railroad cars. Live the life of a railroader by staying in one of our Caboose’s in our Caboose Motel, without sacrificing the comforts of today’s modern conveniences.
Camp along a clear mountain creek in the pines known as Little Castle Creek. Find a nostalgic treasure in our gift shop or explore relics like the Willamette Shay gear-driven steam logging locomotive, the 1893 Wells Fargo Car, or the wooden snow plow and flanger. Railroad Park Resort is more than a railroad buff’s delight, it’s a part of our historical past.
Enjoying Hiking to the Hedge Creek Falls or Fly Fishing the beautiful Sacramento River Trail. Bring your bike & ride to the historic railroad town of Dunsmuir via an easy 2 mile road parallel to the Sacramento River.
In its golden era, Dunsmuir was once an important, thriving railroad community. Formerly named “Pusher”, this was the spot where additional locomotives were added onto the trains, to “push” them up the steep grade to Mt. Shasta.
In 1968, Bill and Delberta Murphy, local descendents of pioneering railroaders, decided to collect and preserve the old rail era, by transforming rail cars into beautifully renovated units. A collection of cabooses, flat cars and box cars were acquired and work was started. “Murphy’s Pond” a popular swimming pond was the first phase of the project.
In the years following, additional cabooses were transformed into motel units as well as an Antique Railroad Car Dinner House and Lounge, swimming pool and spa which completed the project. Delberta Murphy still proudly owns the business she and her late husband, Bill, dreamed of and created.
Come See Our 1927 Willamette Shay Steam Driven Locomotive
The Willamette locomotive was a geared locomotive of the Shay locomotive type, built by the Willamette Iron and Steel Works of Portland, Oregon. Key patents on the Shay locomotive had expired, and it was now possible for other manufacturers to produce Shay "clones".
The Willamette locomotive was very similar to a Shay, but had many differences, as the company that made them intended on making an "improved Shay", even though the "Pacific Coast Shay", later made by Lima, took up many of the features on the Willamette.
Eat On a Train and Sleep in a Caboose
Dine in the 1893 Wells Fargo car or Pullman "Club Car". You can almost hear the whistle blow and the train sway as you enjoy a deliious meal prepaired just for you in our galley kitchen. Can you imagine being aboard the old Southern Pacific Daylight?
Then spend the night in a genuine caboose fitted out with modern day comforts. Swim in the Pool, soak in the Hot Pool. Dream under the star filled northern California sky and awake to the stunning beauty of Castle Crags. The delights of the railroad experience await you at Railroad Park Resort.