The McCloud River 25 performs a photo runby at Lake Britton on Labor Day Weekend 1982. The bridge and locomotive would be featured a few years later in the film "Stand by Me."
Finished switching Sierra Pacific, the Berry Job begins the long trip back to McCloud.
Crossing the trestle made famous by the film "Stand by Me," a McCloud River train heads for home at McCloud. The lumber loads came from the Sierra Pacific sawmill at Berry, near Burney.
Less than two months of revenue freight operations remaines as #37 heads South at MP B32
#18 on a photo run over the Lake Britton Bridge, known as the bridge in the movie "Stand By Me". Today, while the bridge still stands, the railroad is gone, with the rails removed during 2007.
This might look like a rube goldberg, but in fact it is a production model of a McGiffert log loader, of which the McCloud Lumber Company had several. The McCloud's new Burney extention had just ... (more)
McCould #38 is switching at Cayton, just North of Burney, the loading site for Dicalite. Dicalite was one of the two last customers on the McCloud. In fifty weeks, June 30th 2006, freight service ... (more)
On the way to the Sierra Pacific Mill in Burney, McCloud #37 has what would turn out to be the last empties to go to the mill. #37 is crossing over Highway 89 just North of Lake Brittan.
Arriving at Berry, #37 will be left in Burney for future use while trailing unit #36 will take the loads from the Sierra Pacific mill back to McCloud the following day. By this time it took a full... (more)
Climbing out of the Burney Basin at Cayton. The railroad was for sale at that point, but a year later no buyer had been found and the line shut down June 30th, 2006. The track (as far as I know) i... (more)
The last loads out of the Sierra Pacific plant in Burney and the last train out of the Burney Basin.
The Burney creek "sink" is typical of the logging railroad standards of the McCloud.
A Burney bound train crosses Lak Britton.