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Shortline Railroads



by Chris Guenzler

We will now travel back in time to look at a few shortline and industrial railroads.





The Holly sugar SW-1 1 at the plant at Dyer at Santa Ana in 1976. This was the first diesel engine the Southern Pacific ever owned.





National Metals on Terminal Island had the GE 70 Toner in 1972.





Kaiser Steel 32-002 switches at the mill at Fontana in 1982.





Ventura County S-6 107 at Oxnard in 1992.





Santa Maria Valley Railroad 70 Toner 30 lays over in Santa Maria in 1975.





Kerr McGee has the S-12 at Trona in 1976.





Trona Railroad AS616 waits in the bright morning sun at Trona in 1976.





NREX GP-20 2001 at Guersney on 3/12/1999.





Integrated Grain and Milling GP-7 2161 at Hanford on 3/12/1999.





Cargill GP-7 2014 "The Mighty Cow" at Hanford on 3/12/1999.





The Modesto Empire and Traction 70 Toner 603 switches in the streets of Modesto in 1976.





The Modesto, Empire and Traction switches the Santa Fe Interchange at Empire in 1984.





Foster Farms in Livingston had the S-1 1 at its plant there in 1976.





Sierra Railroad S-12 42 at Oakdale in 1976.





Amador Central S-12 coming out of the mill at Martell. 1974





Stockton Terminal and Eastern S-2 560 at Stockton in 1976.





Stockton Terminal Eastern S-2 557 returns from the WP Interchange in Stockton in 1984.





Central California Traction returns from the WP Interchange in Stockton in 1981.





CCT RS-1 60 sitting at South Sacramento in 1981.





California Northern GP-15-1 102 in Woodland in 1995.





Quincy Railroad S-1 4 at Quincy, CA in 1980.





California Western S-12 53 at the engine house at Fort Bragg. 1974





Another shot of CWRR 53 passing the water tower in Fort Bragg. 1974.





The California Western Skunk leaves Willits with RS-12 56 on the point in 1984.





McCloud Railroad SD-38 37 sat in McCloud with Mt Shasta looming behind on 9/3/1983.





Longview, Portland and Northern S-2 112 at Reedsport. 1972





Longview, Portland and Northern VO-660 1002 at Reedsport in 1972.





Pacific Lumber Company 70 Toner 102 at the mill at Scotia. 1972.





Kennecott Copper electrics at Brigham Canyon, Utah in 1973.





Kennecott GP-39-2 781 sits at Copperton, Utah in 1980.





US Steel S-12 26 at the Geneva Utah Works in 1980.





Butte, Anaconda and Pacific GP-7 103 at Rocker, MT in 1980.





Portland Terminal 44 switches the yard at Portland in 1980.





Anaconda Alliminum NW-3 900 rests in Whitefish, MT in 1989.





BC Hydro SW-1200RS 900 at Vancouver, BC in 1976.





A Copper Basin Train rolls out of Hayden, AZ back towards the mine in 1989.





Southwestern Railroad in GP-35 2601 at Deming, NM in 2003.





In Dover, NJ., Morristown and Erie 27 rambled by while I waited for my New Jersey Transit train in 1997.





Florida Midland Railroad CF-7 63 at Winter Haven between Amtrak trains in 1996.





The Arnaud Railway brings a train into Clarke City, Quebec on 5/22/2000.





A Romaine River Railway Passenger Train leaves Havre St. Pierre, Quebec on 8/22/2000.





The Chemin De Fer Charlevoix Railway in Clermont, Quebec on 8/26/2000.





The Southern California Railroad GP-40 2000 at Plaster City on 3/17/2001.





The Verde Canyon Railroad on 4/19/2001.





The Southwestern Railroad at Deming, New Mexico on 10/26/2002.





RJ Corman runs My Old Kentucky Dinner Train in Bardstown on 12/28/2002.





The Wisconsin Southern at Janesville, Wisconsin on 5/2/2003.





Pacific Harbor Lines in Wilmington, California on 7/19/2003.





Idaho, Northern & Pacific 4506 at Horseshoe Bend, Idaho on 8/8/2003.





Idaho, Pacific and Northern GP-40 4506 at Cascade, Idaho in 8/8/2003.





The Montana Rail Link handled the former Montana Daylight Train climbing Mullen Pass on 8/22/2003.





The Sierra Railroad 46 in Oakdale, California on 3/14/2004.





The Great Northwest Railroad at Lewistown, Idaho on 5/21/2004.





Wallowa Valley Union Railroad GP-35 4508 on 5/22/2004.





Pend Oreille Valley Railroad GP-10 1745 at Newport, Washington on 5/23/2004.





The Central Montana Rail at Denton, Montana on 5/24/2004.





The Minnesota Commercial Railway at Minneapolis, Minnesota on 7/3/2004.





The Santa Fe Southern GP-18 93 at Santa Fe, New Mexico on 11/13/2004.





The McCloud Railway SD-38 37 at McCloud on 7/2/2005.





The Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad at the Siuslaw River Drawbridge, Oregon on 7/4/2004.





Mount Hood GP-9 88 at Hood River on 7/5/2004.




The City of Prineville Railroad 989 at Prineville Jct on 7/8/2005.





The Georgia Southwestern 6302 at Ellaville, Georgia on 11/19/2005.





Engines of the Sabine River and Northern Railroad in Beaumont, Texas on 12/18/2005.





Louisiana and Delta Railroad CF-7 1500 at New Iberia, Louisiana on 12/18/2005.



For Part 2 of this story.