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Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad - PVJR

Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad - PVJR

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 Railway would be the new operator of the line effective January 2004.
Line renamed Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad.
Ownership:
Line owned by Clark County.
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/N F/N B/D History Acq. Ret. Notes
211 EMD SW1200 29784 4473-5 2/1965 ex PJVR/CBRW 211; ex CBRW 211; ex lease to MSN; ex CBRW 211; ex WCRC 211; nee MP 1269 2004
GMTX 398 EMD MP15AC 75629-24 75629-24 1/1976 ex UPY 1427; ex UP 1427; ex SOO 1523; nee MILW 457> 2017

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Last updated: Oct. 07, 2017