As most of you may or may not know .. freight operations of the YWRR have been less than 40 percent of normal since tunnel 13 caught fire in November of 2003. This has caused a tremendous strain on the owner of the railroad. The president and CEO (Troy Hubbard) disappeared last September and has not been located to date. Hubbard's partner Jim Sanders has been struggling to keep the railroad alive, but the lack of funds to meet all the obligations has caused Mr. Sanders to place the railroad for sale. (It takes over $15K per month to just break even and the income since the tunnel fire has been $5K at best!). Rather than loose the railroad completely, the court has granted the company be placed into receivership .. effective 4 January 2005. The administrator of the receivership is Mr. O.J. LeBaron or Yreka, California. The railroad remains on the market for sale and we also remain "The Little Railroad That Refuses To Die". I do not have any information on how this will impact the Blue Goose Steam Excursion for the 2005 season, but I have the feeling that our steam operation will have to take a back seat until we can resume normal freight traffic. The Central Oregon & Pacific projects the opening date for tunnel 13 as sometime in March 2005.