Flat Car

Rail Flatcar, U.S. Army

On May 29, 2008, Roots of Motive Power received three United States Army 40-foot flat cars. They were surplus equipment which had been donated by the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento. The cars arrived in relatively good condition, and were ready for immediate service.

Rail Flatcar, California Western Railroad #370

A picnic in the redwoods was always a popular event for employees of Union Lumber Company. The California Western Railroad converted some of their oldest wooden flatcars to open riding cars to haul the partygoers out to the woods along the Noyo River or up the logging branch to the Ten Mile River.

Rail Flatcar, Pacific Lumber Company #575

In 1992, the Pacific Lumber Company of Scotia, California ceased operations on their railroad which had been in operation for over 100 years.

Rail Car, 16-Wheel Donkey-Mover

The announcement by Simpson Timber Company that they were pulling up their logging railroad from the Matlock Dry Sort Yard to the Frank Breymeyer Reload west of Shelton, Washington, was sad news indeed. It marked the end of an era for one of the unique railroad operations in North America.

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