Goose Lake Railway

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Goose Lake Railway Overview

Goose Lake Railway has, since September of 2017, been managed and operated by parent company Nexxt Rail, LLC. GOOS is operated and managed through a contractual agreement with railroad-owner Lake County, OR. GOOS is a shortline railroad that runs 55 miles from Lakeview, Oregon to Alturas, California and then an additional 50 miles on to Perez, California, where it meets the Union Pacific mainline to Klamath Falls, Oregon. Up to two trains run weekly, dependably and safely carrying customer products to market.

The railroad has had many operators since SP applied to abandon the Lakeview Branch in 1984. These include: Great Western Railway (1986 to 1996), county-run Lake County Railroad (1996 to 2006), Modoc Northern (2006 to 2009), Frontier Railway's Lake Railways (2009 to 2017), and Nexxt Logistics' Goose Lake Railway (2017 to Present).

Goose Lake Railway interchanges with UP at Perez, California.

Goose Lake Railway Customers

Customer Location Company Description Type of Railcar Notes
Cornerstone Industrial Minerals Lakeview, OR Perlite Ore Loading Covered Hoppers
Pacific Pine Products Lakeview, OR Building Door Manufacturer Covered Hoppers
Collins Sawmill Lakeview, OR Sawmill Centerbeam Flatcars/Woodchip Hoppers
Red Rock Biofuels Lakeview, OR Biofuel Refinery Open Hoppers Opening Spring 2020.

Goose Lake Railway Locomotives

Number Model Built History Notes
GOOS 926 GP7u 1953 Ex-CCT 44/ABL 2144/ATSF 2144/ATSF 2868.
HLCX 3847 GP38-2 1972 Ex-SP 4865/SP 170/CSX 2601/SBD 4091/LN 4091.
HLCX 3852 GP38-2 1972 Ex-SP 4860/SP 165/CSX 2595/LN 4085.
HLCX 3854 GP38-2 1972 Ex-UP 489/SP 4863/CSX 2599/SBD 4089/LN 4089.

Goose Lake Railway Rolling Stock

Number Type of Railcar Built History Notes
GOOS 1015 Caboose 1951 Ex-GWR 1015/SP 1330.

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