Rogue Valley Terminal Railroad

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Rogue Valley Terminal Railroad Overview

The Rogue Valley Terminal Railroad is a 14-mile shortline railroad that connects the industrial park in White City, Oregon, United States to the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad.

The line began operations in 1951 as a division of the White City Corporation, providing tenants of the new Medford Industrial Park (formerly US Army Cantonment Camp White) with contract rail switching services and a local connection to the Southern Pacific Railroad. The railroad was formally incorporated as an independent common carrier railroad on November 3, 1954 as the White City Terminal & Utilities Co..

In December 1974 the railroad was purchased by the Union Tank Car Company. Union Tank Car renamed the railroad the WCTU Railway Company in January 1975.

Berkshire Hathaway gained indirect control of the railroad with the 2008 purchase of Marmon Transportation Services LLC (the parent company of Union Tank Car Company).

On December 17, 2012, Marmon Transportation Services announced the sale of WCTU Railway LLC to RVTR Rail Holdings, a holding company owned by Scott DeVries of Superior, Wisconsin.

On March 15, 2013 the railroad was renamed Rogue Valley Terminal Railroad.

Rogue Valley Terminal Railroad Locomotives

Number Model Built History Notes
RVT 82 SW1200 1965 Ex-WCTU 82/RSS 82/RFP 82.
WRIX 1500 SW1500 1968 Ex-AEX 100010/RMPX 2482/SSW 2482.

Rogue Valley Terminal Railroad Customers

Customer Location Company Description Type of Railcar Notes
Rogue Transfer & Recycling White City Trash and Recycling Services Hoppers
Thermo Fluids White City Oil Recycling Tank Cars
Carestream Health White City Chemical Plant Tank Cars
Plycem White City Building Materials Covered Hoppers/Centerbeam Flatcars/Boxcars
Crater Lake Lodges White City Warehouse Boxcars
Weaver Forest Products White City Lumber Yard Centerbeam Flatcars Active shipper?
NIC Industries White City Coating Manufacturer Tank Cars/Covered Hoppers Active shipper?
Timber Products White City Plywood Distributor Boxcars
Boise Cascade White City Plywood & Lumber Manufacturer Centerbeam Flatcars/Boxcars
Aisling Truck Academy White City Liquid Transload Tank Cars
Western Emulsions White City Asphalt Emulsion Products Tank Cars
Vital Earth White City Fertilizers and Soil Building Products Covered Hoppers/Tank Cars Active shipper?
Bulk Materials Transload White City Transload Terminal Covered Hoppers
Boise Wood Products White City Wood Products Flatcars

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