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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 Chehalis Western RR 776, c1981; ex Weyerhaeuser 776 (Vail, WA), 1977; ex NW 2436; nee NKP 436 1998
LCR 1617 EMD GP7 18977 5312-9 12/1953 ex GWR 1617, 1986; ex BN 1617; nee CBQ 261 1996 2007 to WRIX, 2005; to STMA(lease), 2006
LCR 1761 EMD GP9 19110 5320-20 1/1954 ex WRIX 1761, 2004; ex SJVR 1761; ex SJVR 101; ex SDAE 101, 1980; nee UP 224 2005 2007 to WRIX 1761, 2008
LRY 2809 EMD GP49 847035-5 847035-5 1985 ex NREX; nee ARR 2809
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: Feb. 27, 2014



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