- Lake County Railroad
Infobox SG rail
railroad_name=Lake County Railroad
old_gauge=36" (narrow gauge)
Alturas, CA- Lakeview, OR
November 1 1997
The Lake County Railroad reporting mark|LCR, based in Lakeview,
Oregon, United States, is owned and operated by the Lake County government. It runs south from Lakeview to Alturas, California, and then back every Thursday. The LCR hauls products for both the perlitemine and lumberfrom the Fremont Lumber Company.
The line was originally part of the narrow gauge
Nevada-California-Oregon Railway(NCO) and was constructed around 1908. In 1926 the NCO became an operating subsidiary of the Southern Pacific Railroad(SP). By 1929 the NCO was entirely operated by the SP. In March 1985 the SP filed to abandon the line and the abandonment was approved 5 months later. Lake County purchased the line from SP on January 18, 1986, to keep the line open. The county contracted with the Great Western Railway to operate the line.
The LCR began operations on
November 1, 1997, when it took over the 54.45 miles formerly operated by the Great Western Railway.
* [http://www.trainweb.org/rosters/LCR.html Trainweb.org LCR Roster]
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