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Oregon California & Eastern Railroad- George Landrock photos

Oregon California & Eastern Railroad
Photos by George Landrock

Around 1978 George Landrock was a junior engineer on the McCloud River Railroad in northern California, not too far south of the Oregon border. Business on that railroad entered a severe slump in that year, with the result that George was unable to work much.

The Oregon California & Eastern was hiring at the time, and as a result George moved north, becoming and engineer on the line. George continued as an engineer on the OC&E for a few years before moving on to other pursuits.

Below are some photos that he took during the years that he worked on the line.

The #7603 rolling eastbound with empties through Moyina.

Looking back from the cab of one of the M-Ks...two more M-K's, one of the slugs, and one of the Baldwin RS-12s still in Seaboard Coast Line paint leading a train over Bly Mountain. The woodchip gondolas are bound for the Weyerhaeuser mill in Bly.

A photo showing how the old wooden log cars normally "retired" themselves from service.

Many additional photos taken by George can be found throughout this site. George has also been a major contributor to our sister site, McCloud Rails.