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Foothill Rails--Michigan-California Lumber Co. Equipment Roster
Michigan-Califonia Lumber Co. Roster
This roster includes the units of predecessor roads American River Land & Lmbr, El Dorado Lmbr, CD Danaher Pine, and RE Danaher. For the purposes of this roster, these companies are considered as one and will not be listed in the 'History' column. These units are assumed to have been repainted for the Mich-Cal Lmbr. Co. when formed in 1918 unless disposed of before this date.
Number Type Builder Bldr.# Built History & Notes Disposition
#1 HP Livermore 0-4-0T Porter #1389 1892 to Hetch Hetchy & Yosemite Valley #2,
to Westside Lmbr Fido,
to Sierra & San Francisco Power
#1:2 Shay 3tr Lima #2926 1917 ex Swayne Lmbr #1:2,
ex Swayne Lmbr #3,
nee Norman Livermore #3
scrapped 1951
#2 Hiesler 2tr Stearns #1014 1898 renumbered #1 in 1900 retired 1930, scrapped 1942
#2:2 Shay 2tr Lima #122 1884 ex Hart & Horning #2,
nee Rumsey Lumber #2
retired 1951, placed on
display at Camino,Ca in 1953,
(made CCN appearance),
(Railfair '81 appearance),
to Turtle Bay Museum,Redding,CA
#3 Shay 2tr Lima #159 1886 ex Portage Lake & Muskegon River #159
D A Blodgett
crushed by felled tree,
scrapped at 1930
#3:2 Shay 3tr Lima #3078 1920 ex Swayne Lmbr #2:3 scrapped 1951
#4:1 Climax 2tr Climax #339 1902 retired 1930s,
scrapped 1942
#4:2 Shay 2tr Lima #2369 1910 ex Swayne Lumber #3:2,
nee Butte & Plumas #3
scrapped 1951
#5 El Dorado Shay 2tr Lima #797 1903 scrapped 1953
#6 0-4-0T Porter #2049 1899 ex Issaquah Coal Co. David Edwards retired 1915,
to display Camino,CA,
to display at El Dorado Co Museum, Placerville,CA
#6:2 Shay 2tr Lima #2494 1911 ex Iron Mountain Ry.#6 wrecked 1942, disp. unknown
#6:3 Shay 3tr Lima #3306 1927 ex Hyman-Michaels,
ex Feather River Lmbr #6,
nee Madera Sugarpine Lmbr #6
scrapped 1951
#7 Shay 2tr Lima #868 1904 scrapped 1951
#8 Shay 3tr Lima #885 1904 standard guage, arrived 1904
lettered for El Dorado Lmbr.Co.
relettered for Placerville & Lake Tahoe 1904 as #1,
to Camino, Placerville & Lake Tahoe #1,
scrapped 1955
#8:2 Shay 2tr Lima #1628 1906 scrapped 1950
#9 Shay 2tr Lima #2662 1913 ex Norman Livermore #9 scrapped 1950
#10 Shay 2tr Lima #2756 1914 ex Norman Livermore #10 scrapped 1950
#11 0-4-0T Vulcan #244 1900 ex C.Cooper,
ex PW McTurk Coal Co
nee Waddle & Fitch Co #7
displayed at Camino in 1950,
to display Medford,OR
#12 Shay 2tr Lima #2960 1918 ex Iron Mountain Ry.#10 scrapped 1950
#13 diesel switcher Plymouth probably never physically numbered 13 unknown
#14 Shay 2tr Lima #2183 1909 ex MJ Scanlon Lmbr #3,
ex Feather River Lmbr #3,
nee Marsh Lmbr #3,
never used by or painted for Mich-Cal Lmbr
scrapped 1948
#15 Shay 2tr Lima #3212 1923 ex Meritt Lmbr #2,
nee MJ Scanlon Lmbr #2
scrapped 1951

Rolling Stock

200 4-wheel bobbi cars
50 Pacific Car & Foundry log skeletons
40' steel flat for donkeys
various wooden flats for tractors
various flats for MOW
insulated box car built on PC & F car, also called the "mulligan" car
various oil tank cars, some built on old bobbi cars
various water tank cars, some built on old bobbi cars
square sided water car built on old bobbi cars
special equipment car built from PC & F car
1912 Browning crane c/n 999
8-wheel wedge snowplow
Studebaker track auto
speeder, #13

       
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