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I noticed that Oregon has received approval of their TIGER grant application to restore the old SP Siskyou line from Weed, Ca. into Ashland and Medford, Oregon: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/GOVREL/Pages/051613c.aspx
This is a real scenic and historic line, much like the NWP. Bravo.
This is great news, beautiful country up there. How will the line be utilized?
Looks like the contract was let over a year ago. Should be half done.
Thankyou for the update on the restoration of service on the Siskiyou. Lumber products out of Medford, Ashland, Redmond, and others will have a direct North/South connection. Now CORP needs to find a good set of helpers, and a few more six axle units to carry the loads out.
Great news and should be excellent for railfans.
Think there maybe some excursions up there?
Awesome! I hope it goes well too for the Applications for Tiger Planning Grants for the Windsor to Ukiah and Samoa to South Fork portions of the NWP. The Windsor to Ukiah portion being the big one, the Samoa to South Fork line would mainly be used for excursion and local freight/passenger traffic. I know we're getting pretty ancy to get our freight service back up here in Mendocino County!! I know the Skunk Line will be glad when they get their connection back at Willits too, but for now the Windsor to Ukiah and Redwood Valley portions are the main push, Redwood Valley to Willits will come after that.
Edit-A link to the packet on the two Tiger Grants- http://northcoastrailroad.org/Agendas/2014/20140514/Item_F.1_051414...