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Comment by Luketherailfan on April 20, 2019 at 8:17am

Jeff: Thanks for the info I live all the way down in Santa Cruz and not being able to drive yet limits my exploration of railroads like the YW and NWP. Love the info though.

Comment by Jeff Moore on April 18, 2019 at 9:56pm

Railmark's website dramatically overstates the level of activity there.  The YW hasn't hauled any freight since 2008.  Prior to that time they had been handling veneer, peeler cores, and woodchips for Timber Products, the veneer and cores would be interchanged to the Central Oregon & Pacific in Montague for delivery to Timber Product's plywood plants in Grants Pass and Medford.  YW and CORP got this business based on the same day delivery service the two roads offered, the traffic went back to trucks after CORP shut down the line over the Siskiyous in 2008.  The woodchip traffic I think went to Georgia Pacific in Toledo, it too stopped moving after 2008.  CORP has reopened the line over the Siskiyous but TP has not shifted anything back to rail, in part due to the on-going issues surrounding the YW.  There was a little bit of car storage for a while but that ended not long after the freight did, the only time I'm aware of when anything moved over the line between Yreka and Montague was a couple years ago when they took the #19 out of there on the first step of its journey to Ohio.  Otherwise they have scrapped all of their other equipment save for an old Great Northern ore jenny used as a ballast hopper, a former SP economy baggage car, and the SW-8 #21.  Don't know what is still inside the depot but it hasn't been open since the excursion trains quit, also in 2008.  Lastly, Al's correct on the "Why Reeka" pronunciation.

Jeff Moore

Elko, NV 

Comment by Luketherailfan on April 12, 2019 at 10:53am

Railmark’s website says they’re using the line to serve customers not directly on the line with rail-to-truck services as well as for rail car storage. Check out Railmark’s website for some more info

Comment by Richard Sotelo on April 10, 2019 at 6:33am

 The last time went to this Depot it was a museum. Is that no longer the case?

Comment by Richard C. Brand on April 9, 2019 at 7:02pm


Good discussion.  What if anything has Railmark Holdings been using it for?

Comment by Al Merkrebs on April 9, 2019 at 4:11pm

I always thought Yreka was pronounce like Why Reeka. Anyone know for sure?

Comment by Luketherailfan on April 9, 2019 at 1:56pm

oops, I accidentally deleted your comment Scott, sorry. This has nothing to do with the NWP, but I thought having the same pronunciation of the real Eureka was interesting 

Comment by Luketherailfan on April 9, 2019 at 1:50pm

The Yreka Western ran train rides here until 2016 when it was sold to Railmark Holdings.

This is the stopping point of the Yreka branch line. The tracks from Montague to Yreka have not been in use since 2017.

Comment by Al Merkrebs on April 9, 2019 at 10:43am

The NWP never went to Yreka. It did go up to Eureka.

Comment by Richard C. Brand on April 8, 2019 at 11:52pm


Isn't that the depot for the old NWP line thru Yreka?  Look's like a rail RoW to me.


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