The Sierra Branch of the McCloud River Railroad, formerly known as the Scott Lumber Company Branch, breaks off from the Bartle-to-Burney mainline at milepost B-58 near Berry, California and continues west and then south for approximately 7 miles, ending at milepost S-7 near Sierra, California. The McCloud Railway Company (MCR) filed for abandonment and discontinuation of service of the Sierra Branch on June 24, 2005, with the request being officially received and filed with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) on June 27, 2005. A discontinuance of trackage rights of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Company over the Sierra Branch was requested and received on the same dates, respectively.
The Sierra Branch
— ICC Abandonment Filings —
|McCloud Railway Company|
|MCR proposes to abandon approximately 80 miles of rail line in Siskiyou and Shasta Counties, CA.\1\ The specific rail lines proposed for abandonment include: (1) A rail line between milepost 3.3 east of McCloud and the end of the track at milepost B-61 at or near Burney; (2) a rail line between milepost B-19 at or near Bartle and milepost B-31.4 at or near Hambone; (3) a rail line between milepost B-58 at or near Berry and milepost S-7 at or near Sierra; and (4) a rail line between milepost B-31.6 at or near Bear Flat and milepost P-3.93 at or near Pondosa. MCR also proposes to discontinue trackage rights over a BNSF Railway Company\2\ rail line between milepost 31.4 at Hambone and milepost 0.0 at Lookout Junction, a distance of approximately 31.4 miles in Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, CA.\3\ The lines include a station at Burney.|
|Length: 80.0 miles||403|