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Great Western Railway (NCO Division)

Great Western Railway (NCO Division) - GWR

Lakeview, OR - Alturas, CA (55 miles)
Lakeview, OR
Junctions with other railroads:
SP: Alturas, CA
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Line originally part of narrow gauge Nevada-California-Oregon Railway.
Line taken over by Southern Pacific.
SP filed to abandon the line in March 1985.
Permission to abandon received in August 1985, but SP continued to operate the line.
Lake County agreed to purchase the railroad and took possession of it on January 18, 1986.
Operation of the line was contracted out by Lake County to Great Western Railway.
Contract with GWR expired in December 1996 and operation of the line, now renamed Lake County Railroad, was taken over by the county.
Line leased, and operation taken over, by Modoc Northern Railroad on March 18, 2007.
Lease by Modoc Northern ended 2009. Line operated by Frontier Rail as Lake Railway (LRY).
Lake Railway lost lease of line in 2017; replaced by new operator, Goose Lake Ry (GOOS).
Line operated by OmniTRAX and owned by Lake County
Unit Bldr. Model B/N F/N B/D History Acq. Ret. Notes
1589 EMD GP7 14697 5072-34 9/1951 ex GWR 1589; ex BN 1589; nee CBQ 233 1986 199x to Mountain Cement 1589
1617 EMD GP7 18977 5312-9 12/1953 ex GWR 1617; ex BN 1617; nee CBQ 261 1986 1996 to LCR 1617, 1996; to WRIX 1617, 2005; to STMA/WRIX 1617, 2006; to EWG/NIWX 1617; to BNG/EWLX 1617
1621 EMD GP7 18981 5312-13 12/1953 ex GWR 1621; ex BN 1621; nee CBQ 265 199x to RSSX 1621; to Dixie Railway Services
3416 EMD GP9 21334 5436-16 2/1956 ex GWR 3416; ex SP 3416; ex SP 3474; nee SP 5641 199x 1996 to OMLX 3416; to OSSX 3416

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Last updated: April 21, 2024