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by way of what some locals say + my own observations late june 2017: a steam enjine was moved from Yreka shops (S of passenger station & effectively W end of the line) to the E end of the line (Montague) & junction w/ Central Oregon & Pacific RR (C.O.R.P.) (main N/S CPRR, SPRR, UPRR). from there it went far E to a museum &/or tour line. a switch enjine that had been on a siding @ the industrial park was used to do the 5 mile push &/or pull, & is no longer @ the i.p. siding as it had been since @ least 2016... management @ Timber Products Company in the i.p. said in Aug 2016 that the line would "soon" be used for freight traffic, but i couldn't find anyone to confirm that in 2017... totally by way of what i've learned from "thoze appearing to be 'in the know'", a couple years or mor back an auction of RR property was begun @ the passenger station, but was shut down when a person not connected w/ the auction arrived claiming to be owner of all RR property + the feet of any & all persons who were still on it upon his return. as i understand it, there became great motivation among the auction participants to move on. 

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Comment by steve lang on May 3, 2018 at 6:47pm

my last trip up there was just under a year ago and as i understand from what i heard N of Weed was that there had been a tunnel fire i guess somewhere along the N half of the Weed - Ashland stretch and that the traffic was just starting to roll again.

Comment by Richard C. Brand on March 21, 2018 at 12:23am


Good feedback as I have always loved the COPR which interconnects with the UP at Weed.

Has there been any talk of an excursion passenger run?  I'd sign up as I hear from previous SP riders that is a great run?

Comment by steven richard bell on March 20, 2018 at 8:25pm

There has been activity on the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad south of Ashland for a year or so. There is one southbound about 9:00 AM in Ashland with a return about 3:00PM. There have been plywood veneers heading north along with woodchips and some boxcars of?  Not too many cars perhaps 7 -9 or thereabouts in both directions, Do not know where the interchange is ; Montegue or Weed?

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