Welcome to Dunsmuir

If you love railroad towns, stop here. Built by Central Pacific Railroad, Dunsmuir (population 1650) was originally named Pusher, for the auxiliary ‘pusher’ engines that muscled the heavy steam engines up the steep mountain grade. In 1886 Canadian coal baron Alexander Dunsmuir came to Pusher and was so enchanted that he promised the people a fountain if they would name the town after him. The fountain stands in the... Read More

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