Columbia-Walla Walla Railway

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Columbia-Walla Walla Railway Overview

The Port of Columbia assumed ownership of the rail line between Dayton and Walla Walla in 1996. The line was donated to the Port by Union Pacific, and Columbia Rail now operates the short line Columbia Walla Walla Railroad on this section of line through a lease agreement with the Port of Columbia. The section owned by the Port of Columbia is part of a 67 mile stretch of rail from Dayton to Wallula. The Walla Walla to Wallula portion is still owned by Union Pacific, but is also operated by Columbia Rail. Watco previously operated the line as the Palouse River & Coulee City Railroad until 2019.

Columbia Walla Walla Railroad operates freight service from a connection with UP at Zanger Jct. to Walla Walla, WA (27 miles). A branch runs from Dayton, WA through Walla Walla to Weston, OR. A total of 83 miles are operated.

CWW interchanges with UP in Wallula, WA.

Columbia-Walla Walla Railway Locomotives

Number Model Built History Notes
CCET 330 SD45 1970 Ex-MRL 330/MRL 7559/SP 7559/SP 9133.
CWW 504 SW1 1950 Ex-WRL 504/RE 504/BN 81/GN 81.
CWW 1284 SW10 1953 Ex-NREX 1284/CP 1284/UP 1221/UP 1832.
CWW 2807 GP49 1985 Ex-CCET 2807/USRP 2807/ARR 2807.
CWW 2809 GP49 1985 Ex-LRY 2809/NREX 2809/ARR 2809.

Columbia-Walla Walla Railway Customers

Customer Location Company Description Type of Railcar Notes
Ferrellgas Walla Walla, WA Propane Terminal Tank Cars
Americold Logistics Walla Walla, WA Refrigerated Warehouse Refrigerated Boxcars
Cliffstar Walla Walla, WA Beverage Manufacturer Tank Cars
Amcor Walla Walla, WA Plastics Company Covered Hoppers/Tank Cars Active shipper?
Artifex Wine Walla Walla, WA Winery Boxcars Active shipper?
Byrnes Oil Walla Walla, WA Oil and Lubricant Company Tank Cars
Northwest Grain Growers Valley Grove, WA Grain Elevator Covered Hoppers Active shipper?
Northwest Grain Growers Ennis, WA Grain Elevator Covered Hoppers
Northwest Grain Growers Prescott, WA Grain Elevator Covered Hoppers
Northwest Grain Growers Bolles, WA Grain Elevator Covered Hoppers Active shipper?
Northwest Grain Growers Waitsburg, WA Grain Elevator Covered Hoppers Active shipper?
Northwest Grain Growers Huntsville, WA Grain Elevator Covered Hoppers
Seneca Seed Dayton, WA Seed Processer Boxcars
Northwest Grain Growers Milton-Freewater, OR Grain Elevator Covered Hoppers
Smith Frozen Foods Weston, OR Food Processing Refrigerated Boxcars





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