Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad

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Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad

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The Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad is a Class II railroadSurface Transportation Board, , September 28, 2007 operating between Northern California and Eugene, Oregon, United States. It was previously a mainline owned by the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) between Eugene and Weed, California (north of Redding, California) via Medford, Oregon. SP sold the route on December 31, 1994, in favor of using its route to Eugene via Klamath Falls, Oregon and Cascade Summit.

The total length of the CORP is , consisting of mainline and the Coos Bay branch, another line once owned by the SP. Traffic, as of 2008, is estimated at 27,000 cars per year, consisting mainly of lumber products. CORP is a subsidiary of RailAmerica, which acquired the railroad in 2000.

On May 17, 2007, CORP was awarded a Silver E. H. Harriman Award in Group C for the railroad's safety record in 2006. This award marked the first time a RailAmerica-owned railroad has earned a Harriman award.

Siskiyou Pass

In December 2007, CORP announced it was cutting shipments over the Siskiyou Pass south of Ashland, Oregon beginning January 15, 2008. Shipments from Ashland and areas north of Ashland would be re-routed north to Eugene before heading south via Klamath Falls. Reduced shipments would continue over the Siskiyou Pass until April 15, 2008 on a bi-weekly...
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