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Chehalis Western Railroad - CWWR/CHWE

Chehalis Western Railroad - CWWR (1936-1975)

Route:
Chehalis - Milburn - Ruth - Dryad, WA (18 miles)
Ruth - Curtis - Camp McDonald, WA (? miles)
Chehalis - Western Jct (via trackage rights on MILW)
Dryad - Murnen - Hilda, WA (via trackage rights on MILW)
Milburn - Dryad - Pe Ell, WA (via trackage rights on NP)
Headquarters:
Chehalis, WA
Junctions with other railroads:
BN (ex-NP): Milburn, WA
MILW: Chehalis, WA
Radio frequencies:
?
History:
Chehalis Western formed by Weyerhaeuser in 1936 after purchasing a line running between Chehalis and Dryad from MILW.
Line beyond Ruth was not operated, and removed. A new branch was built south from Ruth to Camp McDonald.
Curtis to Camp McDonald segment abandoned in 1975, and the railroad was reorganized as the Curtis, Milburn & Eastern Railroad on Dec 1, 1975.
Ownership:
Weyerhaeuser
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/D B/N F/N History Acq. Ret. Notes
492 F-M H10-44 5/1949 10L148 acquired new 1949 1975 retired, 1975; to WTCX "Vail Line" (stored); to Pacific Transportation Services 122 (Tacoma, WA); to Continental Grain (Tacoma, WA) c.1981; scrapped
493 F-M H10-44 6/1949 10L149 acquired new 1949 1968 retired, 1968; to WTCX "Vail Line" (stored); scrapped, 1974
684 Alco C-415 7/1968 6003-01 acquired new 1968 1975 to CMER 684, 1975; to CHWE 684, c.1981; to City of Tacoma 684, 1995; to American Orient Express (Western Jct, WA); to display,Fife,WA


Chehalis Western Railroad - CHWE (1980-1992)

Route:
Tacoma - Western Jct - Chehalis, WA (? miles)
Western Jct - Vail, WA (? miles)
Chehalis - Milburn - Ruth - Curtis, WA (12 miles)
Headquarters:
Western Jct, WA
Junctions with other railroads:
BN & UP: Chehalis, WA
Radio frequencies:
?
History:
Purchased trackage from MILW in 1980, and operated it as non-common carrier Chehalis Western Railroad.
Circa 1981, operations of the Curtis, Milburn & Eastern Railroad and Weyerhaeuser "Vail Line" were absorbed into Chehalis Western.
Railroad shut down in July 1992.
Line between Chehalis and Tacoma sold to City of Tacoma in 1995, and operations contracted out to Tacoma Eastern Railway.
Tacoma Eastern ceased operations in 1998, and service taken over by Tacoma Rail.
Ownership:
Weyerhaeuser
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/D B/N F/N History Acq. Ret. Notes
684 Alco C-415 7/1968 6003-01 ex CMER 684; nee CWWR 684 c.1981 1992 to City of Tacoma 684, 1995; to American Orient Express (Western Jct, WA); to display,Fife,WA
765 EMD GP7 7/1953 18599 5296-9 ex WTCX "Vail Line" 765; ex NW 2431; nee NKP 431 1981/2 1989 to CLC 701:2, 1989; to CLC 702:2, 1998 to LTEX 702
776 EMD GP7 1953 18604 5296-14 ex WTCX "Vail Line" 776; ex NW 2436; nee NKP 436 1981/2 1989 to CLC 700:2, 1989; to LCR 700, 1998; to MNRR 700, 2007; to LRY 700; to ????
810 EMD GP38-2 1/1981 796388-4 796388-4 acquired new 1981 1989 to GTRA 818, 1989
817 EMD GP38-2 1/1981 796388-1 796388-1 acquired new 1981 1992 to DQE D-27, 1994
818 EMD GP38-2 1/1981 796388-2 796388-2 acquired new 1981 1992 to DQE D-28, 1994
819 EMD GP38-2 1/1981 796388-3 796388-3 acquired new 1981 1989 to GTRA 809, 1989

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