McCloud Railway abandonment approved

JDLX Oct 15, 2005

  1. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member

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    Jim .. go the page one of this thread and scroll down to the 11th post and you'll find a couple of photos of what that 2-6-6-2 looks like at this time.
    When you get to McCloud turn left from SR89 on Squaw Valley (service station on S/W corner); then take a right on the first street you come to (Minnesota Ave.). Follow Minnesota Ave. to Shasta Ave. and turn left. Follow Shasta Ave. to Mill Street and turn right. You should be right in front of the old mill at this point. Continue on Mill Street to the RR crossing. The Sierra should be right there on your right before you cross the rails.
    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  2. John Barnhill

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    Hey all,
    I have just purchased a slide of #38 on display in WA when still in one piece. I'll post as soon as it arrives. :D
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Wasn't the 38 ex-Rayonier? (nee-Polson Brothers?)

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  4. JDLX

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    Boxcab- the history of the #38 goes like this:

    "Baldwin 2-6-6-2, c/n 61781, built 1934. Built as Weyerhaeuser Timber Company #4, Klamath Falls, OR; to Sierra Railroad #38 1952; to Rayonier, Inc. #38 1955. Put on display 1968 at Crane Creek reload after retired. To Great Western Railroad Museum 1982; moved to McCloud, CA 1985. Boiler and frame/running gear still in McCloud, while tender was moved to Merrill, OR during the winter of 2002/2003."

    The above is from my Oregon California & Eastern page:

    http://www.trainweb.org/highdesertrails/oce.html

    Direct link to some photos of this locomotive is:

    http://www.trainweb.org/highdesertrails/oce/weyco4.html

    Basically...the #38 arrived on the Rayonier scene well after Polson Brothers sold out.

    John- would you be willing to send me a scan of that photo you bought for use on the above photo roster page of the #38?

    And to Bill- thanks for the compliment. One of these days, maybe sooner than later, I'm going to put together a sequel to Pine Across the Mountain...

    Jeff Moore
    Elko, NV
     
  5. JDLX

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  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    So the 38 is newer power than I'd thought. Am sure I saw it many times when Rayonier ran her. My father may even have a photo or two stashed away. That I'll never see.... :(

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  7. bigpine

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    Thanks for all the info on #38,looking forward to the slide !
    Thanks Jim
     
  8. John Barnhill

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    Jeff-
    No problemo! [​IMG]

    Slide should arrive sometime this next week. It's coming from Canada.

    Amazing the twists and turns these threads take.

    In the meantime, to keep it McCloud related, here is the other slide I just bought. Magma Arizona #9 (ex McCloud #31):
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    [ October 28, 2005, 10:41 PM: Message edited by: John Barnhill ]
     
  9. bigpine

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    Here is and swicher that has been restored by the southren oregon historical group It was run around the switch yard after work was finished then parked out in White city,the weather is distroying the paint,what a shame!
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    They go out and start it once in a while,it runs great.
    JIM
     
  10. BoxcabE50

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    That restored switcher has some interesting modifications. Any history on it? Do they have a web site?

    :D

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  11. JDLX

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    John- Thanks for posting the photo of the #31. I've got a page of other photos of this locomotive on McCloud Rails at the following:

    http://www.trainweb.org/mccloudrails/LocoImages/Loco-0031.html

    As for the Baldwin in White City...Baldwin built in new for Medford Corporation. Medco used it on their logging railroad that ran from Medford, OR, east through White City to the Butte Falls area. This is the only Baldwin switcher ever built with dynamic brakes. Medco used the locomotive on the logging railroad until 1962, when the logging railroad closed. This locomotive then became their plant switcher through 1968, when SP took over switching of the plant. The locomotive then went to the Magma Arizona. MARR used it into the early 1990's...it then went to the Southern Oregon Chapter of the NRHS. Their website is:

    http://sorcnrhs.railfan.net/home.htm

    I hope this helps.

    Jeff Moore
    Elko, NV
     
  12. SP Cabforward

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    The website Mallets in the Tall Timber has information on just about every Logging Mallet built. Here is the link to the page on the 38.
     
  13. John Barnhill

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    Gentlemen, my slide purchase has finally arrived!! Feast your eyes. :D

    First off, Rayonier #38 on display in Crane Creek,WA:
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    And for a second act, and to keep it McCloud related....Here is Rayonier S-12 #203 (ex McCloud #30):
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  14. BoxcabE50

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    John-

    The veiw of #38 brings back memories. In my youth, 1950's, 1960's, we spent a lot of time vacationing just north of there every summer. I saw this loco, and others pounding down the famous four mile tangent. Would hang out the car window to hear it, as my mother screamed at me to get back inside.

    The diesel photo was taken in the Milwaukee Road yard at Tacoma. Near the roundhouse.

    :D

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