Along The Line:

An aerial view of Burney from the Eastman Studio dating from shortly before the railroad reached the town. The railroad's Burney yard would be located just off the upper right corner of the image, to the left (north) of Highway 299. The sawmill to the upper left is the Burney Lumber Company operation, the Scott Lumber operations are about a mile and a half off the lower left corner. Jeff Moore collection.

McCloud River Railroad built this attractive depot and office building that housed its Burney based administrative staff. Fruit Growers Supply Company leased office space in the building for decades. Jeff Moore.

The sign in front of the building as it appeared in the early 1980s. The sign became badly faded in later years. Pat Driscoll photo, Jeff Moore collection.

Sometime in late 2014 or early 2015 a falling tree inflicted substantial damage to the building and demolished the sign. Fruit Growers Supply vacated the structure around that time. Jeff Moore.

The single stall enginehouse and the back of the Burney depot building. The enginehouse housed the Burney switcher until that job was abolished in late 1963 or early 1964 and was then used by the Burney based section gang until the end of operations. Jeff Moore.

The railroad invested heavily in efforts to find new commercial users for the almost eighty acres the company owned adjacent to the Burney yard and depot, but in the end it was only used as reloads for various occassional or season shippers. Travis Berryman collection.

Stored boxcars converted from all-door cars fill the Burney yard in November 1984. The steam rising in the background is from Ultra Power, a co-generation plant that burned wood waste to make electricity. Ultra occassionally imported hog fuel in the last half of the 1980s. Steven D. Moore photo.

Overview of the Burney yard in the early 2000s. Only one of the several section sheds that used to stand here survived. Jeff Moore.