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Lake County Railroad/ Lake Railway

Lake County Railroad - LCR

Lake Railway - LRY

Route:
Lakeview, OR - Alturas, CA (55.41 miles)
Headquarters:
Lakeview, OR
Junctions with other railroads:
UP: Alturas, CA
Radio frequencies:
160.875
History:
Line originally part of narrow gauge Nevada-California-Oregon Railway.
Line taken over by Southern Pacific.
SP filed to abandon the line in March 1985.
Permission to abandon received in August 1985, but SP continued to operate the line.
Lake County agreed to purchase the railroad and took possession of it on January 18, 1986.
Operation of the line was contracted out by Lake County to Great Western Railway.
Contract with GWR expired in December 1996 and operation of the line, now renamed Lake County Railroad, was taken over by the county.
Line leased, and operation taken over, by Modoc Northern Railroad on March 18, 2007.
Lease by Modoc Northern ended 2009. Line operated by Frontier Rail as Lake Railway.
Ownership:
Lake County
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/N F/N B/D History Acq. Ret. Notes
LRY 700 EMD GP7u 18604 5296-14 8/1953 ex MNRR 700, 2007; ex LCR 700, 1998; ex CLC 700:2, 1989; ex CHWE 776, c1981; ex WTCX 776 (Vail, WA), 1977; ex NW 2436; nee NKP 436 1998
LRY 1011 GE B23-7 41983 1445-7 1953 ex MNRR 1011; ex UCRY 1011; ex ARN 1011; ex NS 3974; nee SOU 3974 to Frontier Rail (Attalia,WA)
ALTX 1270 Baldwin RS4TC 61225 1953 ex ALTX 1270; nee USAX 1270
LCR 1617 EMD GP7 18977 5312-9 12/1953 ex GWR(NCO) 1617, 1986; ex BN 1617; nee CBQ 261 1996 2007 to WRIX, 2005; to STMA(lease), 2006; to NIWX/EWG 1617; to NIWX/BNG 1617
LCR 1761 EMD GP9 19110 5320-20 1/1954 ex WRIX 1761, 2004; ex SJVR 1761; ex SJVR 101; ex KYLE/SJVR 101; ex SDAE 101, 1980; nee UP 224 2005 2007 to WRIX 1761, 2008
LRY 2802 EMD GP49 847049-2 847049-2 1983 ex Frontier Rail 2802 (Wallula,WA); ex ARR 2802
LRY 2809 EMD GP49 847035-5 847035-5 1985 ex NREX; nee ARR 2809
ALTX 4001 Baldwin RS4TC 61231 1953 ex ALTX 4001; nee USAX 4001
NREX 4263 GE B23-7 1985 lease unit; ex Cornerstone Industrial Minerals (lease); ex BNSF 4263; nee ATSF 6406 2010 returned to NREX, 2010

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Last updated: July 24, 2016