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California Western Railroad

California Western Railroad - CWR

Route:
Willits - Fort Bragg, CA (40 miles)
Headquarters:
Fort Bragg, CA
Junctions with other railroads:
NWP: Willits, CA
Radio frequencies:
160.650
History:
Line built in 1885 as Fort Bragg Railroad.
Renamed California Western Railroad & Navigation Co. on July 1, 1905.
Renamed California Western Railroad on December 19, 1947.
Railroad purchased by Kyle Railways in 1987.
Kyle sold the railroad to local investors in 1996/7.
Railroad declared bankruptcy in early 2003, and acquired by Sierra Railroad in December 2003.
Ownership:
Sierra Railroad
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/N F/N B/D History Acq. Ret. Notes
1 Baldwin 2-4-2T 7831 1886 ex Fort Bragg RR 1 Sequoia; nee Fort Bragg Lmbr 1 to Standish & Hickey; to Westport Lmbr & RR 2; scrapped 1915
2 Baldwin 2-4-2T 8852 1887 ex Fort Bragg RR 2; nee Fort Bragg Lmbr 2 to Irvine Muir Lmbr
2:2 Baldwin 0-4-2T 18618 1901 ex State Belt 2 scrapped 1916
3 Baldwin 2-4-4T 7223 1884 ex Ft. Bragg RR 3; nee Fort Bragg Lmbr 3 to Mendocino Lmbr
4 Hinkley? 4-4-0 1883 ex Fort Bragg RR 4; ex Fort Bragg Lmbr 4; nee SP? scrapped 1912
5 Schenctady 4-6-0 2042 1880 ex SP 1605; ex SP 2042; ex SP 102; nee SP of Arizona 22 scrapped 1922
6 Mason 0-4-0 250 1867 ex SP 1002; ex SP 1114; nee CP 1 Yolo retired 1910, scrapped 1914-15
9 Lima Shay 3tr 2547 1912 ex White River Lmbr 9 to Rolindi 9; scrapped 1917
10 Lima Shay 3tr 2419 1911 ex Norman Livermore (D)31; nee Lima demonstrator to PALCo 31; to Intermountain Ry 3; to Fort Peck Dam RR; scrapped
11 Baldwin 2-6-2T 39551 1913 scrapped 1947
12 Baldwin 2-6-2T 41922 1915 ex Union Lmbr 12 scrapped 1950
14 Baldwin 2-6-2T 58050 1924 ex California Fruit Exch 1 to private owner; to ROMP,Willits,CA
17 Baldwin 2-6-2T 33390 1909 ex CWR 7 scrapped 1938
21 Baldwin 2-6-2 53277 1920 to Pan American Engineering; to Ferrocarril Mexico del Pacifico 6
22 Baldwin 2-6-2 54898 1921 scrapped 1952
23 Baldwin 2-6-2 57553 1923 scrapped 1950
36 Baldwin 4-6-0 9298 1888 ex Colorado Midland 36 to Little River Redwood 7; to Hammond Lmbr 7; scrapped
38 McKay & Aldus 4-6-0 1869 ex CWR 8; ex SP 2002; ex SP 1529; nee CP 39 Malone scrapped 1941
41 Baldwin 0-6-0 18760 1901 ex El Paso & Southwestern 30; nee Arizona & New Mexico 16 scrapped 1936
41:2 Baldwin 2-8-0 53205 1920 ex SRR 22 scrapped 1950
44 Baldwin 2-8-2 61306 1930 ex Lamm Lmbr 3 scrapped 1952
45 Baldwin 2-8-2 58045 1924 ex MEDCo 3; nee Brownlee Olds
46 Baldwin 2-6-6-2T 62064 1937 ex Rayonier 111; nee WTCX 110:2 to PSRM,Campo,CA
51 Baldwin DS4-4-750 74408 1949 wrecked 1970, scrapped
52 Baldwin DS4-4-750 74409 1949 wrecked 1970, scrapped
53 Baldwin DS4-4-1000 74193 1949 ex Pan American Engineering W8380; nee USAX W8380 to private owner; to ROMP,Willits,CA
54 Baldwin S-12 75823 1953 ex Wabash 307 wrecked 1970, scrapped
55 Baldwin RS-12 76024 1955 ex MR 32 scrapped 1994
56 Baldwin RS-12 76105 1955 ex MR 33 to private owner; to Travel Town,Los Angeles,CA
57 Baldwin S-12 75914 1953 ex SP 2148; nee SP 1541 to private owner; scrapped
61 ALCo RS11 83411 1959 ex SP 2914; nee SP 5849 to Martin Murietta 61
62 ALCo RS11 83416 1959 ex SP 2919; nee SP 5854 to NVR 62
63 ALCo RS11 83490 1959 ex SP 2935; nee SP 5870 to KBSR 324; to DL 324
64 EMD GP9E 20132 5377-4 1955 ex KYLE 1750; ex SP 3311; ex SP 3444; nee SP 5607
65 EMD GP9E 19997 5368-6 1954 ex KYLE 1758; ex SP 3411; ex SP 3428; nee TNO 416
66 EMD GP9 22053 5521-2 1956 ex GSRX 6145; nee CO 6145

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Last updated: Oct. 08, 2016