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Modoc Northern Railroad

Modoc Northern Railroad - MNRR

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History:
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.
Lake Railway lost lease of line in 2017; replaced by new operator, Goose Lake Ry (GOOS).
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Unit Bldr. Model B/N F/N B/D History Acq. Ret. Notes
650 EMD SD9 23932 5555-22 1958 ex S&S Shortline; ex BS 652; nee DMIR 152 to WRIX 650; to WRIX/WIR 650; to WRIX 650
651 EMD SD9 23118 5538-2 1957 ex BS 640; nee DMIR 130 to WRIX 651
700 EMD GP7u 18604 5296-14 1953 ex LCR 700; ex CLC 700:2; ex CHWE 776; ex WTCX 776; ex NW 2436; nee NKP 436 to LRY 700; to WRL/LRY 700
1011 GE B23-7 41983 1978 ex UCRY/ARN 1011; ex ARN 1011; ex NS 3974; nee SOU 3974 to LRY 1011; to Columbia Grain (Portland,OR)
BNSF 3647 EMD SW1000 31701 7879-4 1966 ex BNSF 3647; ex BN 579; nee CBQ 9315 to LTEX 3647
7780 GE B30-7 42794 1980 ex UCRY 7780; nee SSW 7780 to UCRY 7780
Caboose: 01480

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Last updated: May 20, 2018