Lake County Railroad

Lake County Railroad

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Lake County Railroad

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The Lake County Railroad , based in Lakeview, Oregon, United States, is owned by the Lake County government and operated by the Modoc Northern Railroad. It runs south from Lakeview to Alturas, California, and then back every Thursday. The LCR hauls products for both the perlite mine and lumber from the Fremont Sawmill.


  • Lumber
  • Perlite
  • Wood chips

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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. The county stepped in to save the route, vital to local businesses and the state legislature enacted a law permitting local governments to own railroads outside of the state, and then the Oregon State Lottery agreed to fund up to 85% of the purchase price if the county could find an operator. The county went to work, and the Great Western Railway, an established shortline based out of Colorado, agreed to operate the line on a contract basis. 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...
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