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Lewis & Clark Railway

Lewis & Clark Railway - LINC

Route:
Rye Jct - Battle Ground - Chelatchie, WA (33.1 miles)
Headquarters:
Battle Ground, WA
Junctions with other railroads:
BNSF: Rye Jct, WA
Radio frequencies:
160.785
History:
Line built by Vancouver, Klickitat & Yakima Railroad starting in 1888.
Became Portland, Vancouver & Yakima Railroad in 1898.
Taken over by Northern Pacific in 1903.
NP sold the line to Longview, Portland & Northern Railway in 1960.
LPN sold the line to Chelatchie Prairie Railroad in 1981.
Service on the line discontinued in 1984.
Abandonment of the line was authorized on August 29, 1985.
Line purchased by Clark County in 1987, and line operated by LINC.
The Battle Ground, Yacolt & Chelatchie Prairie Railroad (BYCX) leased Battle Ground to Chelatchie (19 miles), where they began excursions in 2001.
Clark County announced on November 13, 2003 that the Columbia Basin Railroad would be the new operator of the line effective January 2004.
Line reopened as Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad.
Ownership:
Line owned by Clark County.
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/D B/N F/N History Acq. Ret. Notes
80 EMD SW8 4/1953 17160 4165-2 ex SP 1105; nee TNO 13 1984 1995 to EPTC 803, 1996; to OPR 803, 1997; to WRIX 803, 2010
81 EMD SW8 1/1954 19495 4246-1 ex SP 1127; nee SP 4622 to LMLX 81, 2003; to OPR 802; under restoration as SP 1127
82 EMD SW8 7/1953 18350 4179-4 ex SP 1120; nee SP 4615 to LMLX 82, 2003; to BYCX/LMLX 82
83 EMD SW8 7/1953 18353 4179-7 ex SP 1123; nee SP 4618 to LMLX 83, 2003; to BYCX; scrapped

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Last updated: May 15, 2016