Sunday, November 24, 2013

MR 6112 Boxcar Single Plug Door Built 1996, Rail Box Cars McCloud Railway Company Mount Shasta California, Formerly McCloud River Railroad MCR MR 6112 Boxcar

MR 6112 Box Car Single Plug Door Built 1996, 
McCloud Railway Company Mount Shasta California, 
Formerly McCloud River Railroad MCR
MR 6112 Boxcar

MR 6173 Boxcar Single Plug Door, McCloud Railway Company Mount Shasta California,
Formerly McCloud River Railroad MCR Rail Box Car

Rail Box Cars 
McCloud Railway Co. Mount Shasta California



The McCloud Railway (reporting mark MCR) was a class III railroad operated around Mount Shasta, California. It began operations on July 1, 1992 when it took over operations from the McCloud River Railroad. The MCR was incorporated on April 21, 1992.
The MCR provided both freight service as well as passenger excursion trains like the Shasta Sunset Dinner Train.
Freight traffic consisted of outbound lumber and forest products as well as diatomaceous earth (filtering). Approximately 3,000 carloads of freight (1996 estimate) were handled annually.
The MCR interchanged with the Union Pacific railroad (formerly Southern Pacific) at Mount Shasta, California.
On June 27, 2005, the railroad applied with the Surface Transportation Board to abandon most of its line. The proposal requests to abandon all MCR track beyond 3.3 miles (5.3 km) east of McCloud, California.