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Arcata & Mad River Railroad

Arcata & Mad River Railroad - AMR

Route:
Arcata - Korbel, CA (9.3 miles)
Headquarters:
Arcata, CA
Junctions with other railroads:
NWP (SP): Arcata, CA
History:
In 1881, the Union Plank Walk Railtrack and Wharf Co. became the Arcata & Mad River Rail Road.
Line owned by Arcata (California) Redwood Corporation.
The corporation was purchased by Simpson Lumber Co. in 1960.
Railroad shut down and line abandoned on May 24, 1985.
Line sold to Eureka Southern Railroad in 1988.
Ownership:
Last owned by Simpson Lumber Company
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/N F/N B/DHistory Acq. Ret. Notes
1 Black Diamond Eureka Iron Works 0-4-0 1875 scrapped 1903
1:2 Arcata Porter 0-4-0T 469 1881 ex AMR 2:1 scrapped 1942
2:2 North Fork GS&M 0-4-4T 1882 ex AMR 3:1 rebuilt to 0-4-2; scrapped 1932
3:2 Eureka GS&M 0-4-2 1882 ex AMR 4:1 scrapped 1932
4:2 Blue Lake Baldwin 2-4-0 9249 1888 ex AMR 5:1 scrapped 1941
5:2 Hoopa Baldwin 2-4-0 18594 1901 ex AMR 6:1 scrapped 1942
5:3 Lima Shay 3tr 3263 1924 ex M Davidson(D); ex Yosemite Sugar Pine Lmbr 5; ex PG&E 5; nee Mt Shasta Power 5 to Simpson Redwood; to Learner Steel; scrapped 1957
6:2 Northern Baldwin 2-4-2 27073 1905 scrapped 1942
7 ALCo 2-8-2T 67189 1926 to Hammond Lmbr 14; to USAX 6955; scrapped 1947
7:2 Lima Shay 2tr 3014 1918 ex Lamson Logging 1 to Timber Heritage Assoc
11 ALCo 2-6-2 66317 1925 ex MR 23 scrapped 1956
12 Baldwin 2-6-6-2ST 60870 1929 ex Hammond Lmbr 12; nee Hammond Lmbr 6 to Southwest Lmbr Mills 12; to Southwest Forest Industries 12; to AHSPM,Flagstaff,AZ
101 GE 44ton 30473 1950 ex Pine Flat Dam Cont 30473 to display Arcata,CA; to Timber Heritage Assoc
102 GE 44ton 30464 1950 ex Pine Flat Dam Cont 30464 1954 to private owner; to Sims Metals 001 (Richmond,CA); scrapped 2004
103 Whitcomb 80DE-7b 60639 1945 ex Hyman-Micheals (D) 7; nee Naval Dam & Net Depot 7 1955 to Franko RR Contractors; to ????
104 GE 44ton 18197 1945 ex FCG D-3; nee NYOW 103 1960 to private owner; to ROMP,Willits,CA
105 GE 44ton 15115 1942 ex SP 1901 1961 for parts only; scrapped 1962

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Last updated: Oct. 02, 2016