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North Coast RR/ Northwestern Pacific Railroad

North Coast Railroad - NCRR

Northwestern Pacific Railroad - NWP

Route:
Schellville - Willits - Alton - Eureka, CA (240 miles)
Eureka - Arcata - Korbel, CA (7.7 miles)
Arcata - Fairhaven, CA (10 miles)
Alton - Carlotta (5 miles)
Schellville - Lombard, CA (via trackage rights on CFNR?)
Headquarters:
Eureka, CA
Junctions with other railroads:
CFNR: Shellville, CA
CWR: Willits, CA
Radio frequencies:
161.385, 161.520
History:
Line north of Willits opened by Northwestern Pacific in 1907, owned jointly by SP and ATSF.
Merged with Eureka & Klamath Railroad in 1914.
SP bought out ATSF's half in 1929.
SP sold portion of line north of Willits to EUKA in 1984.
EUKA went bankrupt and assets sold to North Coast Rail Authority in April 1992.
NCRR designated by North Coast Rail Authority to operate the line effective April 1, 1992.
Operation of line transferred from NCRR to NWP in 1996.
Line shut down in November 1998 following heavy storm damage and subsequent problems.
Service resumed between Lombard and MP 43 (near Penngrove) on February 1, 2001 but has since ceased.
Railroad is currently shut down.
Ownership:
line owned by North Coast Rail Authority
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/N F/N B/D History Acq. Ret. Notes
CCT 70 EMD GP7 18418 5250-10 1953 ex NCRR/CCT 70; ex EUKA/CCT 70; ex CCT 70; nee RDG 618 scrapped 2015
171 EMD SW1500 34973 4557-2 5/1969 ex AN 713 to CFNR/LLPX 171; to GMTX 119
SP 2872 EMD GP9 25136 5595-37 4/1959 ex SP 2872; ex SP 3847; ex SP 3699; nee SP 5836 to BUGX
3190 EMD GP9 19980 5369-4 4/1955 ex SP 3190; ex SP 3007; nee SP 5625 to BUGX
3779 EMD GP9 22922 5516-11 2/1957 ex SP 3779; ex SP 3581; nee SP 5740 to BUGX
3786 EMD GP9 22945 5516-34 1957 ex SP 3786; ex SP 3604; nee SP 5763
3804 EMD GP9 22943 5516-32 1957 ex NCRR 3804; ex SP 3804; ex SP 3602; nee SP 5761 to BUGX
3825 EMD GP9 25133 5595-34 1959 ex SP 3825; ex SP 3696; nee SP 5833 to OMLX 3825; scrapped 2004
3840 EMD GP9 25146 5596-2 1959 ex SP 3840; ex SP 3654; nee TNO 450 to OMLX 3840; to RSSX 3840; to Provident Energy (lease)
3844 EMD GP9 25137 5595-38 1959 ex SP 3844; ex SP 3700; nee SP 5837 wrecked 1997
3850 EMD GP9 25116 5595-17 1959 ex SP 3850; ex SP 3679; nee SP 5816 wrecked 1997
3857 EMD GP9 25139 5595-40 4/1959 ex SP 3857; ex SP 3702; nee SP 5839 to BUGX
4324 EMD SD9 19441 5322-13 1954 ex SP 4324; ex SP 3813; nee SP 5352 to OMLX 4324; to Midwest Steel for scrap 2006; to RECX; to CRGX 100
4327 EMD SD9 20229 5381-7 1955 ex SP 4327; ex SP 3856; nee SP 5378 to OMLX/GWR 4327
4423 EMD SD9 21297 5435-9 1956 ex SP 4423; ex SP 3946; nee SP 5472 to OMLX 4423; to NCRY/SP 5472
5305 EMD SD9 22808 5507-1 1957 ex DRGW 5305 to OMLX 5305; to CRRX 5305; scrapped 2012
6412 EMD SD40 37004 7290-39 1971 ex EMDX; ex CR 6278; nee PC 6278 to CFNR 4097; to CORP/CFNR 4097; to KYLE/CFNR 4097
6413 EMD SD40 37009 7290-44 1971 ex EMDX; ex CR 6283; nee PC 6283 to CFNR 4098; to CORP/CFNR 4098; to KYLE/CFNR 4098; to Bro-Tex International Metals
6595 EMD GP35 29569 5569-19 6/1964 ex SP 6595; nee SP 7483 to HBRY 2502; to CKRY 2502; to OMLX/KFR 2256; to IR/OMLX/KFR 2256; to CRL/OMLX/KFR 2256
6600 EMD GP35 29705 7756-4 12/1964 ex SP 6600; nee SP 7703 to HBRY 2503; to CKRY/HBRY 2503; to PNR/HBRY 2503; to HBRY 3600; to GWR/HBRY 3600; to OMLX/HBRY 3600; to KFR/OMLX/HBRY 3600

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Last updated: Dec. 26, 2016