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McCloud River Railroad/McCloud Railway

McCloud River RR/ McCloud Railway - MR/MCR

Route:
Mt Shasta - McCloud - Bartle - Lookout, CA (33.2 miles)
Lookout - Hambone, CA (via trackage rights on BNSF)
Bartle - Berry - Burney, CA (43 miles)
Berry - Sierra, CA (7 miles)
Headquarters:
McCloud, CA
Junctions with other railroads:
BNSF: Lookout, CA
UP: Mt Shasta, CA
Radio frequencies:
160.025, 160.680
History:
Incorporated in 1897 as McCloud River Railroad by McCloud River Lumber Co.
Line built between 1897 and 1929.
Line south from Bartle to Burney opened in 1955.
Railroad acquired by U.S. Plywood Corp. in 1963.
Railroad acquired by Itel Corp. in 1977.
Railroad acquired by 4-Rails (Jeff and Verline Forbis) in 1992 and renamed McCloud Railway.
Service over Lookout line discontinued in December 2003.
Ownership:
4-Rails (Jeff and Verline Forbis)
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/N F/N B/D History Acq. Ret. Notes
2 Stearns Heisler 3tr 1012 1897 unknown but gone by 1905
3 Stearns Heisler 2tr 1004 1896 ex McCloud River Lmbr 3; nee Blakely RR 3 to Weed Lmbr; to NCNG no#; to Willamette Valley Lmbr 6; scrapped 1930
4 Baldwin 2-6-2 16239 1898 scrapped 1939
5/6 Baldwin 0-6-6-0T 17684-
17685
1900 two 0-6-0s perm. coupled as 6; split into two units as 5 and 6 5 to Weed Lmbr; to Lystul-Lawson Logging 5; scrapped
6 to Atkinson Const. 6; to AD Schader 6; to Permanente Metals 2515; scrapped 1939
7 Baldwin 4-6-0 7935 1886 ex Weed Lumber; ex Atlantic & Pacific 52; nee SLSF 302? 1917 to F.Rolindi 7; disp unknown
8 Baldwin 2-6-2 18595 1901 to AMC 7; to display,Ione,CA
9 Baldwin 2-6-2 18596 1901 to YW 9; to AMC/YW 9; to NEZP 9; to Mid Continent Ry Museum, North Freedom,WI; to KMR 9; to Age of Steam Roundhouse,Sugarcreek,OH
10 Baldwin 2-6-2 18674 1901 to YW 10; scrapped 1944
11 Baldwin 2-6-2 23875 1904 sold to Alaska Junk Co 1926; scrapped 1939
12 Baldwin 2-6-0 11627 1891 ex MR 1; nee California Ry 2 scrapped 1932
14 Baldwin 2-8-2 30850 1907 scrapped 1955
15 Baldwin 2-8-2 30851 1907 scrapped 1955
16:1 Lima Shay 3tr 2401 1911 to FGS 4; scrapped 1952
16:2 Baldwin 2-8-2 39394 1913 ex Silver Falls Timber 101 scrapped 1955
17:1 Lima Shay 3tr 2402 1911 to FGS 5; scrapped 1952
17:2 Baldwin 2-8-2 42912 1916 ex MQRR 102 scrapped 1955
18 Baldwin 2-8-2 41709 1914 ex YW 18; nee MR 18 to VT/MCR 18
19 Baldwin 2-8-2 42000 1915 ex United Mining & Smelting 2069; ex Choctaw River & Lmbr; nee Caddow & Choctaw 4 to YW 19; leased to OPE and returned; to Age of Steam Roundhouse,Sugarcreek,OH, 2016
20 Baldwin 2-6-2 57617 1924 scrapped 1955
21 Baldwin 2-6-2 57618 1924 scrapped 1955
22 ALCo 2-6-2 66316 1925 scrapped 1955
23 ALCo 2-6-2 66317 1925 to AMR 11; scrapped 1956
24 ALCo 2-6-2 66434 1925 scrapped 1955
25 ALCo 2-6-2 66435 1925 ex Great Western RR Museum, nee MR 25 to OSCR/MCR 25
26 ALCo 2-8-2 55492 1915 ex Copper River & Northwestern 72 scrapped 1955
27 ALCo 2-8-2 57291 1917 ex Copper River & Northwestern 73 scrapped 1955
28 Baldwin DRS6-6-1500 73653 1948 scrapped 1970
29 Baldwin DRS6-6-1500 74812 1950 to MAA 10; to ARM,Chandler,AZ
30 Baldwin S-12 75912 1953 ex WPRM/FRW 16; ex USS 16; ex USS 76; ex USS 16; ex Rayonier 203; nee MR 30 stored,McCloud,CA
31 Baldwin S-8 75913 1953 to MAA 9; to ????
32 Baldwin RS-12 76024 1955 to CWR 55; scrapped 1984
33 Baldwin RS-12 76105 1955 to CWR 56; to Travel Town,Los Angeles,CA
34 Baldwin AS616 75449 1952 ex SP 5253 to ONW 4; to WPRM,Portola,CA
35 Baldwin DRS6-6-1500 74261 1949 ex SP 5207 to USS 39
36:1 Baldwin DRS6-6-1500 74258 1949 ex SP 5204 1964 scrapped 1970
36:2 EMD SD38 34880 7167-1 4/1969 stored McCloud,CA
37 EMD SD38 34881 7167-2 4/1969 to DSRC
38 EMD SD38 34882 7167-3 4/1969 stored McCloud,CA
39 EMD SD38-2 74623-1 74623-1 1974 to UP 2824; to UP Y824
101 Plymouth DLC6 2101 1925 ex McCloud Lmbr 101; nee Garfield & Co (D) to private owner
103 Plymouth DLC6 2766 1927 ex McCloud Lmbr 103; nee Garfield & Co (D) to private owner
1804 EMD GP7u 15704 7012-14 8/1951 ex ARR 1804; ex ARR 1834; nee USAX 1834 to Grand Continental(fictional); to NIS 1804; to SCRX 1804; to PHL 1804; to Gulf Coast Ry Museum as ACL 1804
1810 EMD GP7u 15691 7012-1 8/1951 ex ARR 1810; ex ARR 1821; nee USAX 1821 to NIS 1810; to OPR 1810; to SFGX 1810


McCloud Lumber



Unit Bldr. Model B/N F/N B/D History Acq. Ret. Notes
1 GE 70Ton 32302 1955 to Port of Tacoma 702; to OPE 12; to MET 608; to LMR/MET 608
3 Stearns Heisler 2tr 1004 1896 ex McCloud Lmbr 3; nee Blakely RR 3 to Weed Lmbr; to NCNG no#; to Willamette Valley Lmbr 6; scrapped 1930
101 Plymouth DLC6 2101 1925 ex Garfield & Co (D) to MR 101; to private owner
103 Plymouth DLC6 2766 1927 ex Garfield & Co (D) to MR 103; to private owner
2241 Plymouth FL2 2241 1926 to Champion International; to private owner; to private owner
4204 Vulcan 7Ton 4204 1937 to private owner; to private owner
4251 Vulcan 5Ton 4251 1938 to Dunes RR; to OERM,Glenwood,OR; to display,Boring,OR; to private owner
?:1 Milwaukee 7Ton 1912? presumed scrp before 1940
?:2 GE LSB2T-3-A2 5843 1917 scrapped 1946
?:3 GE LSB2C6-D2 9218 1923 conv to diesel mech 1946; to private owner
?:4 Baldwin battery electric 58425 1925 unknown

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Last updated: Oct. 23, 2016