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May 30, 1987 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, Times Staff Writer
The colorful "Skunk Train" tourist railroad, which chugged into controversy earlier this year when its owners proposed to reduce service along its 40-mile Northern California line, has been sold for an undisclosed price, it was announced Friday. Georgia-Pacific Corp., owner of the 102-year-old railroad since 1973, signed an agreement Thursday to sell California Western Railway, as the Skunk is formally known, to Mendocino Coast Railway, a subsidiary of Kyle Railways of San Francisco.
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May 30, 1987 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, Times Staff Writer
The colorful "Skunk Train" tourist railroad, which chugged into controversy earlier this year when its owners proposed to reduce service along its 40-mile Northern California line, has been sold for an undisclosed price, it was announced Friday. Georgia-Pacific Corp., owner of the 102-year-old railroad since 1973, signed an agreement Thursday to sell California Western Railway, as the Skunk is formally known, to Mendocino Coast Railway, a subsidiary of Kyle Railways of San Francisco.
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March 15, 1987 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
It is 11:08 a.m., and Hans Burkhardt is standing where he usually can be found at this time of day: Waiting for the morning Skunk. Right on time, the cheerful yellow "Skunk Train," an aging, self-propelled passenger coach, lumbers out of the forest between the whistle-stop ghost towns of Irmulco and Shake City.
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