Cazadero was the end of the line on the NPC. Elim (reputed to be mile spelled backwards) was a mile from the end of the line. Elim is in redwood forest. The terrain in Cazadero is more open. As can be seen from this period postcard, Cazadero is in a small valley. The railroad yard is in the foreground. It is likely that the depot is the frontmost building by the tracks, A barn is the b=next closer building. Many of the background buildings pictured exist today.
Here is the track plan for Cazadero.
And here is the beginning of the track plan for the model railroad.