After it stopped hauling logs, Oregon, California & Eastern spent a few months switching out an on-line oil distributor. When a spur was built to connect this plant with Burlington Northern, OC&E ... (more)
There is not much left of the old Oregon, California & Eastern Railway in and around Klamath Falls, OR. OC&E Caboose No. 2006 on display next to the OC&E Woods Line State Trail in Altamont, OR.
For a logging railroad, Oregon, California & Eastern had a fair amount of mileage that bisected farm fields. Mount Shasta looms to the south as the Bly Turn departs Klamath Falls on a nice June mo... (more)
The final Bly Turn heads west along the Sprague River, nearing Beatty.
Loaded with around 200 highway truckloads of logs, the Bly Turn is about to enter yard limits in Klamath Falls' south suburbs.
On Labor Day Weekend 1983, Pacific Northwest Chapter NRHS and Great Western Tours teamed up to run an excursion on Oregon, California & Eastern. The train is shown on the return to Klamath Falls p... (more)
An OC&E yard job backs a trainload of logs into the sort yard at Weyco's mill for unloading.
Power for the final Bly Turn approaches the West Switchback. In about ten minutes, the locomotives will pass in the opposite direction on the track in the foreground.
After OC&E quit hauling logs in April 1990, the railroad had one remaining commercial customer. Since this business received inbound asphalt loads that were distributed to road projects all over ... (more)
A short Sycan Turn departs the West Switchback for Klamath Falls. If the train were of 'normal' length, the rear caboose would be visible on the grade above the power.
The first half of a Bly Turn proceeds down one of the tail tracks on the West Switchback.
Having tied the first half of their train down in one of the tail tracks on the West Switchback, the Bly Turn crew start the return move to the East Switchback to get the rest of their train.
The loaded Bly Turn arrives at the West Switchback. The green GP9 trailing is one of the three units Weyerhaeuser purchased from BN for use on the non-common carrier Woods Line.
The last Bly Turn arrives at its namesake to haul Weyerhauser's final train of logs in Southern Oregon. Lead unit OC&E 7602 was built as General Electric U25 demonstrator GE 2501.
The last trainload of logs to move over OC&E heads for Klamath Falls. The locomotive cabs were occupied by family of the crew and other railroad employees.