McCloud River Railroad
Equipment Roster
Log Flats

Loaded log flats crossing the trestle at the base of Bartle Hill. Jeff Moore collection.

Log flats represented the largest single class of equipment the McCloud River Railroad owned from its inception until the last logs rolled into McCloud in late 1963/early 1964. Log flats are shown below in chronological order of their construction/acquisition.

For the most part, these cars existed to haul logs from the woods east of McCloud to the sawmill. However, the company could and did press them into other services, such as lumber flats, gondolas for ballast service, and work/maintenance service. In 1917, company records indicate the shops equipped a number of log flats with temporary sides specifically to transport box shook from the McCloud plants to box factories, both served directly by the McCloud River Railroad or on the SP in the Mt. Shasta City area.


21-391 (Odd Numbers)- 26’ flats, mostly 25-ton capacity cars, wood frames. Ledger value of $400 each. Surviving post-1906 roster books start this series at #21, but pre-1906 photographs show cars #15 and #19. Cars in the series included 47 purchased from an unrecorded source in 1897; 40 purchased from John Hammond & Company in early 1898; and 100 purchased from Redding Iron Works in 1904.

#21 retired 8/1925
#23 retired 1/1926
#25 retired 8/1910 and rebuilt as derrick #1765
#27 retired 9/1916
#29 converted 6/27/1917 to water car #1861
#31 retired 7/1925
#33 retired 4/1916
#35 retired 7/1917 and sold 9/30/1917 to McCloud River Lumber Company
#37 converted 5/1923 to water car #1881
#39 retired 4/1916
#41 destroyed by fire 8/17/1919
#43 retired 4/1932
#47 retired 4/1932
#49 conv. 5/1923 to water car #1803:2
#51 retired 11/30/1926
#53 converted 6/25/1917 to water car #1859
#55 retired 3/1925
#57 retired 1915 and rebuilt to log flat #843
#59 retired 4/1916
#61 converted 5/1923 to water car #1887
#63 retired 8/1924
#65 retired 10/1913
#67 retired 9/1924
#69 retired 3/1/1920
#71 retired 7/1916
#73 retired 7/1925
#75 retired 7/1916
#77 and #79 retired 11/1924
#81 destroyed by fire 7/16/1917
#83 destroyed by fire 8/17/1919
#85 retired 7/1916
#87 retired 2/1916 and rebuilt to log flat #849
#89 retired 5/1925
#91 retired 4/1916
#93 retired 1/1926
#95 retired 4/1916
#97 retired 8/1924
#101 retired 10/1916
#103 destroyed by fire 8/17/1919
#105 retired 8/1924
#107 converted 5/1923 to water car #1883
#109 retired 7/1916
#111 converted 8/6/1920 to water car #1863
#113 retired 5/1916
#115 retired 4/1924
#117 retired 10/1924
#119 converted 9/1/1917 to water car #1857
#121 retired 2/1925
#123 retired 1/1925
#125 retired 1/1916 and rebuilt to log flat #845
#127 retired 3/1925
#129 retired 7/1925
#135 converted 12/1922 to water car #1873
#137 converted 5/1923 to water car #1813
#139 retired 9/1925
#141 retired 7/1916
#143 retired 11/1916
#145 destroyed by fire at Camp Four 6/16/1914
#147 retired 11/1923
#149 retired 5/24/1910
#151 retired 3/1925
#153 converted 8/7/1920 to water car #1865
#155 retired 9/1924
#159 retired 4/1916
#161 destroyed by fire 8/1917
#163 retired 1/1926
#165 converted 5/1923 to water car #1885
#167 retired 1916
#169 retired 7/1925
#171 converted 5/1923 to water car #1879
#173 retired 7/1925
#175 retired 3/1925
#177 retired 4/1940
#179 retired 6/1924
#181 retired 4/1916
#183 retired 6/1924
#187 retired 3/1925
#189 converted 5/1923 to water car #1899
#191 retired 7/1916
#191 retired 9/1925
#195 retired 8/1924
#197 retired 12/1924
#201 retired 6/1924
#203 converted 5/1923 to water car #1891
#205 converted 5/1923 to water car #1895
#207 converted 5/1923 to water car #1893
#209 retired 9/1916
#213 retired. 11/1923
#215 converted to water car #1823 prior to 1907
#217 converted 5/1923 to water car #1815
#221 retired 5/1925
#223 retired 11/1916
#225 retired 10/1924
#227 retired 7/1924
#229 retired 5/1909
#233 retired 7/1916
#235 converted 10/1922 to water car #1871
#237 retired 12/1924
#239 retired 9/1924
#243 retired 2/1911 and may have been converted to water car #1853
#245 retired 5/1924
#247 retired 5/1914
#249 retired 7/1925


McCloud River log flat #249 with an impressive load of sugar pine logs. Jeff Moore collection.

#251 converted 5/1923 to water car #1825
#253 retired 9/1924
#257 converted 8/14/1920 to water car #1867
#259 retired 9/1923
#261 destroyed in wreck 10/1925
#263 converted 5/1923 to water car #1889
#265 retired 3/1925
#267 retired 9/1914
#271 retired 4/1916
#273 retired 5/1914
#275 retired 4/1916
#277 converted 8/10/1920 to water car #1869
#289 retired 3/1/1920
#295 retired 11/1916
#297 retired 11/30/1926
#299 retired. 10/1923
#303 retired 6/1924
#305 retired 1/1925
#309 retired 1/1926
#311 retired 7/1916
#313 retired 10/1923
#315 destroyed by fire 7/19/1917
#323 converted 5/1923 to water car #1821
#325 converted 5/1923 to water car #1897
#331 retired 4/1916
#335 retired 4/1925
#337 retired 7/1925
#341 retired 2/1925
#343 and #345 retired 7/1916
#347 retired. 12/1924
#349 destroyed by fire at Camp Four 6/16/1914 and retired 7/16/1914
#351 converted 10/1922 to water car #1875
#353 retired 9/1914
#355 converted 5/1923 to water car #1877
#357 retired 5/24/1910
#359 retired 2/1916 and rebuilt to log flat #847
#361 destroyed by fire 6/16/1917
#363 retired 10/1924
#365 retired 8/1925
#367 retired 9/1924
#369 retired 5/1916
#371 retired 11/1923
#377 retired 5/1916
#381 retired 4/1916
#383 retired 11/1916
#385 retired 7/1924
#387 retired 1/1926
#389 retired 7/1916
#391 retired 9/1916
Numbers not specifically listed retired prior to 1906, including 18 cars wrecked 8/3/1902.



541-639 (Odd Numbers)- 36' flats, 25-ton capacity, wood frames. Blt. 3/1907 by American Car & Foundry Company, Chicago, IL. Cost of $863.50 each.

#541 retired 7/1926
#543, #545, #547 retired 10/1925
#549 retired 8/1924
#551, #553, #555, #557, #559, #561 retired 2/1925
#563 retired 10/1925
#565 destroyed by fire 8/1917, rebuilt and restored 11/1919, and retired 10/1925
#567 retired. 8/1925
#569 retired 2/1925
#571 converted 2/1931 to water car #571
#573 retired 8/1925
#575 destroyed by fire 8/17/1919
#577 retired. 2/1925
#579 destroyed by fire 8/17/1919
#581 retired 2/1925
#583 converted to material car #583
#585 retired 10/1925
#587 retired 2/1925
#589 retired 12/1929
#591 retired 8/1924
#593 retired 2/1925
#595 retired 10/1925
#597, #599 retired 8/1924
#601 retired 2/1925
#603, #605 retired 10/1925
#607, #609, retired 2/1925
#611 retired 10/1925
#613 retired 2/1925
#615 retired 8/1924
#617, #619, #621 retired 2/1925
#623, #625 retired 10/1925
#627, #629, #631 retired 8/1924
#633 retired 2/1925
#635 retired 8/17/1919, rebuilt 5/1920, retired 7/1926
#637 destroyed by fire 8/17/1919, rebuilt 5/1920, retired 2/1925
#639 converted 6/1926 to log flat #1959


641-739 (Odd Numbers)- 28’ flats, 30-ton capacity, wood frames. Built 9/1907 by Russell, Detroit, MI. Cost $640.12 each ($523 purchase, $117.12 freight). As built, side sills of cars only extended between the truck bolsters; all cars rebuilt with full length side sills between 1913-1915

#641 rebuilt 1913, retired 8/1925
#643 rebuilt 1913, retired 11/1924
#645 rebuilt 1913, retired 10/1925
#647 rebuilt 1913, retired 8/1925
#649 rebuilt 1913, retired 11/1924
#651 rebuilt 1913, retired 10/1925
#653 rebuilt 1913, retired 11/1919, restored 5/1920, retired 8/1925
#655 rebuilt 1913, retired 8/1925
#657 rebuilt 1915, retired 11/1924
#659 rebuilt 1913, retired 8/1925
#661 rebuilt 1913, retired 10/1925
#663 rebuilt 1913, retired 8/1925
#665 rebuilt 1913, retired 8/1925
#667 rebuilt 1913, retired 8/1925
#669 rebuilt 1913, retired 8/1924
#671 rebuilt 1913, retired 10/1925
#673 rebuilt 1915, retired 10/1925
#675 rebuilt 1913, retired 11/1924
#677 rebuilt 1913, retired 8/1925
#679 destroyed by fire 8/1917, rebuilt 1917, rebuilt to 40’ 1920, retired 11/1924
#681 rebuilt 1915, retired 10/1925
#683 rebuilt 1915, retired 10/1925
#685 rebuilt 1915, retired 10/1925


#685 after its rebuild. Heritage Junction Museum.

#687 rebuilt 1913, retired 11/1924
#689 rebuilt 1915, retired 10/1925
#691 rebuilt 1913, retired 10/1925
#693 rebuilt 1915, retired 10/1925
#695 rebuilt 1913, retired 10/1925
#697 rebuilt 1913, retired 11/1924
#699 rebuilt 1913, retired 8/1925
#701 rebuilt 1913, retired 8/1925
#703 rebuilt 1915, retired 8/1925
#705 rebuilt 1913, retired 8/1925
#707 rebuilt 1913, retired 10/1925
#709 rebuilt 1913, retired 10/1925
#711 rebuilt 1915, destroyed by fire 8/17/1919, rebuilt to 40’ 1919, and finally retired 8/1925


#711 after being rebuilt to a 40-foot length. Ray Piltz collection, courtesy Travis Berryman.

#713 rebuilt 1915, retired 8/1925
#715 rebuilt 1915, retired 10/1925
#717 rebuilt 1915, retired 8/1925
#719 rebuilt 1913, retired 8/1925
#721 rebuilt 1913, retired 8/1921
#723 rebuilt 1913, retired 10/1925
#725 rebuilt 1915, destroyed by fire 8/17/1919, rebuilt to 40’ 1919, retired 11/1924
#727 rebuilt 1913, retired 11/1924 #729 rebuilt 1913, retired 10/1925
#731 rebuilt 1913, retired 8/1925
#733 rebuilt 1915, retired 8/1925;
#735 rebuilt 1915, retired 8/1925
#737 rebuilt 1913, retired 10/1925
#739 rebuilt 1913, retired 10/1925


743-841 (Odd Numbers)- 28’ flats, wood frames. Built in the McCloud car shops as follows; #743-#761 built 6/1910; #763-#793 built 12/1910; #795-#841 built 4/1911. Cost $773.47 each ($55.80 labor, $717.67 materials).

#743, #745, #747, #749, #751, #753, #755 retired 5/1925
#757, #759 retired 6/1924
#761, #763 retired 5/1925
#765, #767 retired 10/1924
#769 retired 5/1925
#771, #773 retired 6/1924
#775 retired 5/1925
#777 retired 6/1924
#779, #781 retired 5/1925
#783, #785 retired 10/1924
#787 retired 5/1925
#789 retired 6/1924
#791, #793, #795, #797 retired 5/1925
#799 retired 6/1924
#801 retired 12/1925
#803 retired 10/1924
#805, #807, #809 retired 5/1925
#811 retired 5/1924
#813, #815 retired 12/1925
#817, #819 retired 6/1924


#819 in McCloud. Heritage Junction Museum.

#821 retired 4/1924
#823 retired 10/1924
#825 retired 6/1924
#827 retired 5/1925
#829 destroyed by fire 8/17/1929, rebuilt 1919, retired 10/1924
#831 retired 5/1925
#833, #835 retired 10/1924
#837 retired 5/1925
#839 retired 10/1924
#841 retired 12/1925


843-849 (Odd Numbers)- 28’ flats, wood frames. Rebuilt from retired log flats #57, #125, #87, and #359. Work order issued 3/1916, cars completed 6/1916. Same costs as #743-#841.

#843 retired 12/1925
#845, #847 retired 5/1925
#849 retired 12/1925


1201-1219 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 40-ton capacity, wood frames. Built 10/1912 in McCloud car shops. Cost between $940 to $953 each.

#1201 destroyed by fire 7/3/1919, retired 11/30/1919, rebuilt 1919, and finally retired 1953
#1203 retired 6/1940
#1205 retired 10/1945
#1207 retired 1953
#1209 retired 10/1945
#1211 retired 11/1946
#1213 retired 2/1949
#1215 retired 2/1941
#1217 converted 7/1932 to rail flat
#1219 retired 6/1949


1221-1239 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 40-ton capacity, wood frames. Built in McCloud car shops. Work order issued 1/15/1913, all cars completed by 5/1914. Cost between $940 to $953 each. Cars #1237 and #1239 displayed at Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, CA, throughout 1915.

#1221 retired 11/1946
#1223 retired 6/1940
#1225 retired 6/1949
#1227 retired 10/1945
#1229 retired 6/1949
#1231 converted 7/1932 to rail flat
#1233 retired 6/1940
#1235 retired 6/1949
#1237 destroyed by fire 6/1917, rebuilt 8/1921, retired 9/1940
#1239 retired 9/1940


The McCloud River Railroad sent newly completed log flats #1237 and #1239 to the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915. The pair are seen here in McCloud just prior to their departure. Ray Piltz collection, courtesy Travis Berryman


1401-1517 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ log flats, mostly 30-ton capacity, wood frames. Built in McCloud car shop. #1401-#1417 built 8/1916 and cost $498.26 each; #1419-#1463 built 10/1916 and cost $624 each; and #1465-#1517 built 10/1916 and cost $623.99 each.

#1401 retired 7/1939
#1403 retired 9/1934
#1405 retired 1936
#1407 retired 9/1940
#1409 retired 10/1939
#1411 retired 9/1934
#1413, #1415 retired 9/1934
#1417 retired 6/1940
#1419 rebuilt 1920, retired 2/1941
#1421 wrecked 6/18/1934 at Esperanza
#1423 retired 11/1932
#1425 retired 9/1934
#1427 retired 1936
#1429 retired 10/1939
#1431 retired 5/1936
#1433 converted 7/1932 to rail flat
#1435 retired 10/1939
#1437 destroyed by fire 7/3/1919, retired 11/30/1919, rebuilt 1919, and finally retired 9/1939
#1439 wrecked 10/1936
#1441 destroyed 10/1919 by fire, retired 12/31/1920, then rebuilt 1921, and finally retired 1936
#1443 retired 5/1936
#1445, #1447 retired 9/1934


#1447 in Pondosa. Heritage Junction Museum.

#1449 retired 6/1937
#1451 retired 5/1936
#1453 retired 4/1938
#1455 retired 5/1936
#1457 retired 7/1930
#1459 retired 9/1934
#1461, #1463 retired 6/1940
#1465 retired 9/1934
#1467 retired 1936
#1469 destroyed 6/1917 by fire and reblt, then retired 2/1941
#1471 retired 10/1939
#1473 retired 9/1934
#1475 retired 10/1939
#1477 retired 1/1937
#1479 retired 1936
#1481 retired 2/1941
#1483 retired 9/1934
#1485 retired 11/1936
#1487 rebuilt 6/1924, retired 10/1939
#1489 retired 9/1934
#1491 retired 7/1930
#1493 retired 10/1939
#1495 retired 9/1934
#1497 retired 12/1941
#1499 destroyed by fire 6/1917
#1501 retired 9/1934
#1503 retired 1936
#1505 retired 7/1930
#1507 destroyed by fire 8/30/1919, retired 11/30/1919, rebuilt 5/1920, retired 9/1940
#1509 destroyed by fire 8/30/1919, retired 11/30/1919, rebuilt 5/1920, retired 1934
#1511 retired 10/1939
#1513 retired 9/1934
#1515 retired 10/1939
#1517 retired 5/1938


1241-1289 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 40-ton capacity, wood frames. Built 6/1923 by Railway Manufacturing Agents. Cost $651.88 each.

#1241 retired 2/1941
#1243 retired 1954
#1245 retired 6/1949
#1247 converted 7/1932 to rail flat
#1249 retired 6/1940
#1251 retired 1953
#1253 retired 10/1945
#1255 retired 2/1949


#1255 in McCloud. Jeff Moore collection.

#1257 retired 11/1946
#1259 retired 1954
#1261, #1263 retired 11/1946
#1265 retired 1953
#1267 retired 6/1949
#1269 retired 9/1940
#1271 converted 7/1932 to rail flat
#1273 retired 1953
#1275, #1277 retired 9/1940
#1279 converted 7/1932 to rail flat
#1281 retired 9/1940
#1283 retired 6/1949
#1285 converted 7/1932 to rail flat
#1287 retired 6/1949
#1289 retired 1953



1521-1699 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 30-ton capacity, wood frames. Built in McCloud car shop. #1521-#1523 built 5/1924, cost $848.38 each; #1525-#1543 built 10/1924, cost $789.06 each; #1545-#1563 built 1/1925, cost $806.60 each; #1565-#1583 built 6/1925, cost $797.55 each; #1585-#1603 built 7/1925, cost $911 each; #1605-#1643 built 10/1925, cost $814.59 each; #1645-#1693 built 12/1925, cost $796.30 each; #1695-#1699 built 11/1925, cost $843.50 each.

#1521 retired 10/1939
#1523 retired 10/1934
#1525 retired 10/1939
#1527 retired 5/1936
#1539 wrecked 6/10/1935
#1531, #1533 retired 7/1939
#1535 retired 1936
#1537 retired 9/1940
#1539 retired 1/1938
#1541 retired 10/1939
#1543, #1545 retired 10/1934
#1547 retired 10/1939
#1549 retired 9/1930
#1551 destroyed by fire 7/13/1931
#1553 retired 10/1939
#1555 retired 10/1934
#1557 retired 7/1939
#1559 retired 6/1937
#1561 retired 10/1939
#1563 retired 7/1936
#1565 retired 6/1940
#1567 retired 10/1939
#1569 retired 6/1949
#1571 retired 10/1939
#1573 retired 1939
#1575 retired 7/1939
#1577 retired 1/1940
#1579 retired 9/1940
#1581 retired 7/1939
#1583, #1585, #1587 retired 10/1939
#1589 retired 7/1936
#1591 retired 6/1940
#1593 retired 7/1936
#1595 retired 1936
#1595 retired 9/1940
#1599 retired 4/1937
#1601 retired 9/1940
#1603 retired 7/1939
#1605 retired 11/1930
#1607 retired 10/1939
#1609 retired 1936
#1611 retired 9/1940
#1613 retired 7/1939
#1615 retired 10/1938
#1617 retired 11/1934
#1619, #1621 retired 6/1937
#1623 retired 6/1940
#1625 retired 2/1941
#1627 retired 11/1934
#1629 retired 1936
#1631 retired 7/1939
#1633 retired 10/1939
#1635 retired 1936
#1637 retired 10/1939
#1639 retired 7/1936
#1641 retired 11/1934
#1643 retired 10/1939
#1645 retired 9/1940
#1647 retired 7/1939
#1649 retired 9/1940
#1651 retired 8/1937
#1653 wrecked 6/10/1935
#1655 retired 11/1934
#1657 retired 2/1941
#1659 retired 5/14/1936
#1661 retired 2/1941
#1663 retired 3/22/1934
#1665, #1667, #1669 retired 7/1939
#1671 retired 10/1939
#1673 retired 11/1934
#1675 retired 1936
#1677 retired 12/1941
#1679 retired 9/1940
#1681 retired 10/1939
#1683 retired 10/1937


#1683 with a badly shifted log load. T.E. Glover Collection.
#1685 retired 10/1939
#1687 retired 9/1938
#1689, #1691 retired 1936
#1693 retired 8/1938
#1695 retired 8/1937
#1697 retired 7/1936
#1699 retired 4/1940


1901-1957 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 30-ton capacity, wood frames. Built in the McCloud car shop. #1901-#1933 built 11/1925, cost $843.50 each; #1935-#1957 built 1/1926, cost $800.47 each.

#1901 retired 6/1940
#1903, #1905 retired 10/1939
#1907 retired 12/1941
#1909 retired 10/1934
#1911 retired 10/1939
#1913 wrecked 11/1934 and held until 4/1935 pending decision on whether to rebuild or not, then retired
#1915 wrecked 5/18/1933 at Esperanza
#1917 retired 10/1939
#1919 retired 9/1940
#1921 retired 10/1934
#1923 retired 10/1939
#1925 retired 10/1934
#1927 converted circa 7/1932 to rail flat
#1929 retired 1953
#1931 retired 10/1939
#1933 retired 9/1940
#1935 retired 10/1939
#1937 retired 10/1934
#1939 retired 10/1939
#1941 retired 10/1934
#1943 retired 9/1940
#1945 retired 3/22/1934
#1947 retired 10/1939
#1949 retired 7/1939
#1951, #1953 retired 10/1934
#1955 retired 9/1940
#1957 retired 6/1937


2101-2123 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 30-ton capacity, wood frames. Built 12/1925 in the McCloud car shop. #2101-#2109 cost $844.64 each; #2111-#2123 cost $771.42 each.

#2101 retired 7/1936
#2103 retired 7/1939
#2105 retired 10/1939
#2107 retired 2/1941
#2109 retired 1936
#2111 retired 11/1934
#2113 retired 2/1941
#2115 retired 9/1940
#2117 retired 1/1940
#2119 retired 10/1939
#2121 retired 7/1939
#2123 retired 11/1934


1971-1999 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 30-ton capacity, wood frames. Built 1/1926 in McCloud car shop. Cost $844.65 each.

#1971, #1973 retired 10/1939
#1975 retired 9/1938
#1977 retired 10/1934
#1979 retired 9/1940
#1981 retired 12/1941
#1983 converted to tool car #1983
#1985 retired 7/1936
#1987 retired 9/1940
#1989 wrecked 5/18/1933 at Esperanza
#1991 retired 4/1939
#1993 retired 3/22/1934
#1995 retired 3/1934
#1997 retired 9/1940
#1999 retired 10/1939


1959- 40’ flat, 30-ton capacity, wood frame. Converted 6/1926 from log car #639. Cost $852.36. Retired 9/1939.


1961- 40’ flat, 30-ton capacity, wood frame. Converted 10/1928 from material car #583. Cost $729.64. Retired 9/1940.


2125-2129 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 30-ton capacity, wood frames. Rebuilt 10/31/1928 from lumber flats #1007, #1029, and #1041. Cost $1911.02, plus $63.54 dismantle.

#2125 retired 12/1941
#2127 wrecked 6/10/1935
#2129 retired 11/1946


2131-2141 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 30-ton capacity, wood frames. Rebuilt 12/31/1928 from lumber flats #1003, #1009, #1015, #1035, #1039, and #1049. Cost $3,718.73, plus $139.15 dismantle.

#2131 retired 6/1940
#2133, #2135 retired 9/1940
#2137 retired 8/1939
#2139 retired 12/1941
#2141 retired 6/1940


2143-2153 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 30-ton capacity, wood frames. Rebuilt 1/31/1929 from lumber flats #1011, #1023, #1027, #1033, #1037, and #1043. Cost $3816.64, plus $124.71 dismantle.


#2143, #2145, #2147 retired 10/1939
#2149 wrecked 5/18/1933 at Esperanza
#2151 retired 9/1940
#2153 retired 10/1939


2155-2169 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 30-ton capacity, wood frames. Rebuilt 2/28/1929 from lumber flats #1001,#1005, #1013, #1017, #1019, #1025, #1045, and #1047. Cost $4975.22, plus $171.53 dismantle.

#2155, #2157 retired 10/1939
#2159 retired 6/1940
#2161 retired 12/1941
#2163, #2165 retired 6/1940
#2167 retired 10/1937
#2169 retired 11/1939


2201-2299 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ and 41’ flats, 40-ton capacity, steel frames. #2201-#2261, #2297 purchased early 1929, total cost $20,023.07; #2263-#2295, #2299 purchased later 1929, total cost $11,262.96. Originally flat cars, then most converted to logging service by adding bunks as follows: #2210-#2223 converted 3/31/1929,cost $2729.77; #2251, #2255, #2259, #2289, #2297, #2299 converted 8/1930, cost $541.09; #2235, #2257, #2261, #2263, #2267, #2275, #2277, #2279, #2291, #2293 converted 1935, cost $742.57; #2237, #2239, #2241, #2247, #2249, #2253, #2265, #2271, #2273, #2281, #2285, #2287, #2295 converted 3/1937, cost $992.55.

#2207 retired 12/1950
#2209, #2211 retired 1955
#2225, #2227 retired 1957
#2233 retired 8/1947
#2239 retired 1957
#2245 converted 3/1940 to water car #2061
#2247, #2257 retired 1957
#2261 converted to rail flat
#2265 retired 1957
#2267 damaged by fire 8/1947 and rebuilt to MR #2329
#2281 retired 1955
#2285, #2287 retired 1957


Log flat #2287 on the dead line in McCloud. A tree appears to have fallen across the car. Jeff Moore collection.

#2293 retired 6/1949
#2295, #2299 retired 1957
All other cars not specifically listed retired 1958-1963



#2217 in McCloud. Pacific Northwest Virtual Logging Data Center.



2301- 40’ flat, 40-ton capacity, steel frame. Rebuilt 3/22/1934 from box car #3027. Cost $18.37 to destroy box car body. Add stake pockets, change brake staffs. Retired 1957.


2303, 2305- 40’ flats, 40-ton capacity, steel frames. Rebuilt 4/1934 from box cars #3045 and #3039. Cost $24.36. Add stake pockets and change brake staffs.

#2303 retired 1957
#2305 retired 1958-1963


2307-2317, 2321-2323 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 40-ton capacity, steel frames. Rebuilt 3/1935 from box cars #3049, #3041, #3025, #3037, #3021, #3043, #3033, and #3047. Cost $5,200. Add stake pockets, change brake staffs.

#2313, #2317, #2319 retired 1957
All others retired 1958-1963


2319- 40’ flat, 40-ton capacity, steel frame. Rebuilt 4/1935 from box car #3023. Cost $650. Retired 1957.


2601-2619 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 50-ton capacity, steel frame. Purchased 4/1936-6/1936 from Southern Pacific. Cost $3,090 f.o.b. Mt. Shasta, plus $2,026.25 conditioning.

#2605 wrecked and retired 5/1938
#2613 retired 1957
All others retired 1958-1963


#2609 in McCloud. Pacific Northwest Virtual Logging Data Center.



2621-2629 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 50-ton capacity, steel frames. Purchased 7/1936. Cost $1287.50 f.o.b. Hambone, plus $514.80 conditioning.

#2621 converted to a maintenance flat
#2623, #2629 retired 1957
All others retired 1958-1963


2325, 2327- 40’ flats, 40-ton capacity, steel frames. Rebuilt 1/1938 from box cars #3029 and #3035. Cost $1,300. Add stake pockets.

#2325 converted 7/1941 to fire car #1711
#2327 retired 1957


2631-2635 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 50-ton capacity, steel frames. Purchased 3/1938, cost $264.99 each, plus $500.71 freight f.o.b. Hambone and $294.26 conditioning.

#2635 retired 1957
All others retired 1958-1963


#2635 with a load of new ties in McCloud. Pacific Northwest Virtual Logging Data Center.



2637-2659 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 50-ton capacity, steel frames. Purchased 6/1938-7/1938. Cost $6,757.09, plus #3,430.39 freight f.o.b. Hambone and $3,326.70 conditioning.

#2643, #2655 retired 1957
all others retired 1958-1963


2661-2685 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 50-ton capacity, steel frames. Purchased 10/1938-12/1938, cost $587.84 each for first 8 cars and $587.85 each for last 5 cars, plus $4,437.49 freight f.o.b. Mt. Shasta City and $3,204.48 conditioning.

#2679 retired 1957
all others retired 1958-1963


McCloud log flat #2671 in front of the McCloud car shop, with the #4 and a caboose languishing on the dead line in the background. T.E. Glover Collection.


2687-2837 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 50-ton capacity, steel frames. Purchased 1/1939-7/1939. Cost $595.52 each, plus $22,468.84 freight f.o.b. Hambone and $22,790.68 conditioning.

#2689 converted 6/1944 to wood rack #465
#2691, #2697, #2727, #2759, #2781, #2783 retired 1957
#2793 retired 12/1950
#2799 retired 8/1947
#2815 retired 1957
#2837 converted 6/1944 to wood rack #467
All others retired 1958-1963


2839-2853, 2857-2883 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 50-ton capacity, steel frames. Purchased 12/1939-1/1940. Cost $648.49 each (#2883 cost $648.70), plus $6,447.10 freight f.o.b. Hambone and $7,824.09 conditioning.

#2847 retired 1957
All others retired 1958-1963


2885-2929 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 50-ton capacity, steel frames. Purchased 1/1940-11/1940. Cars #2885-#2917 cost $662.34 each, cars #2919-#2929 cost $662.35 each, plus $6,567,65 freight f.o.b. Hambone and $8,666.23 conditioning.

#2909 retired 1955
#2929 retired 1957
All others retired 1958-1963


2931-2975 (Odd Numbers)- 40’ flats, 50-ton capacity, steel frames. Purchased 5/1940-7/1941. Cars #2931-#2955 cost $607.15 each, cars #2957-#2975 cost $607.14 each, plus $6,567.65 freight f.o.b. Hambone and $7,396.70 conditioning.

#2955 retired 1957
All others retired 1958-1963


2977, 2979- 40’ flats, 50-ton capacity, steel frames. Purchased 3/1941-5/1941. Car #2977 cost $449.81, car #2979 cost $449.80, plus $571.10 freight f.o.b. Hambone and $328.51 conditioning.

#2977 converted 2/5/1957 to outfit car
#2979 converted to "Cat Doctor" tool car, but conversion not recorded in company records.



2981- 40’ flat, 50-ton capacity, steel frame. Built 6/1946 in McCloud carshop from a salvaged Milwaukee Road boxcar (number not recorded) burned in the fire at Pondosa Upper Yard. Converted to m-o-w flat.


2329- 40’ flat, 40-ton capacity, steel frame. Built 3/1948 in McCloud carshop from the fire damaged body of log flat #2267. Cost $291.56 labor and materials. Retired circa 1965.


2983- 40’ flat, 50-ton capacity, steel frame. Built 3/1948 in McCloud carshop from salvaged body of ATSF #211936. Cost $186.47 salvage, plus $828.02 labor and materials. Retired 1963.


2985, 2987- 40’ flats, 50-ton capacity, steel frames. Built 1949/1950 in McCloud car shop. #2985 converted from wood rack #461; origin of #2987 not recorded in available documents, but likely converted from wood rack #455.

#2985 retired 1963
#2987 converted to m-o-w flat


2989- 40’ flat, 50-ton capacity, steel frame. Built 1951 in McCloud car shop from scrap material. Cost $674.27. Retired 1963.


3060-3082 (All Numbers)- 40’ skeleton log cars, 40-ton capacity. Purchased 1955 from Southern Pacific, cost $10,660.50.

#3074, #3075, #3080 retired 1957
All others retired late 1959/early 1960


600-819 (All Numbers)- 40’ flats, 40-ton capacity, steel frames. Originally built 1916 by Pullman for the Western Pacific as part of an order for 1,000 steel frame, single sheathed boxcars (WP #15001-#16000). In 1927/1928 the WP shops rebuilt 200 of these boxcars into livestock cars (WP #75801-#76000), with an additional 232 cars similarly rebuilt 1936/1937 (WP #76001-#76232). McCloud River purchased the first 100 of these cars (MR 600-699) 1/1957, and the rest purchased 12/1959.

Recorded conversions and dispositions are as follows:

WP 76017 to MR 600 1/29/1957
WP 75928 to MR 601 2/5/1957


#601 in front of the McCloud shop. Pacific Northwest Virtual Logging Data Center.

WP 75929 to MR 602 2/12/1957, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75845 to MR 604 1957
WP 75924 to MR 605 8/5/1957, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76027 to MR 606 8/9/1957
WP 75988 to MR 607 8/14/1957, to Dravo 7/1966


#607 and #604 in McCloud only days after being completed. Jerry Lamper.

WP 75884 to MR 608 8/15/1957
WP 75899 to MR 610 8/22/1957, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76142 to MR 612 8/1957, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76048 to MR 616 9/16/1957
WP 76022 to MR 619 10/10/1957
WP 75821 to MR 624 11/14/1957, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76174 to MR 629 1/16/1958, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75978 to MR 631 1/21/1958, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76033 to MR 634 1/30/1958
WP 75834 to MR 635 1/30/1958
WP 75887 to MR 636 2/10/1958, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75850 to MR 637 2/10/1958
WP 76037 to MR 638 2/14/1958, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75858 to MR 639 2/14/1958
WP 75801 to MR 640 2/19/1958, to D. Sutherland
WP 75805 to MR 641 2/19/1958
WP 75814 to MR 643 2/26/1958
WP 75816 to MR 644 3/4/1958
WP 75820 to MR 645 3/4/1958
WP 75828 to MR 647 3/10/1958
WP 75837 to MR 648 3/13/1958
WP 75844 to MR 649 3/13/1958
WP 75879 to MR 651 3/18/1958
WP 75903 to MR 654 3/27/1958
WP 75923 to MR 655 3/27/1958, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75949 to MR 657 4/8/1958, to D. Sutherland
WP 75951 to MR 658 4/16/1958
WP 75958 to MR 659 4/16/1958
WP 75959 to MR 660 4/22/1958, to D. Sutherland
WP 75962 to MR 661 4/22/1958, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75966 to MR 662 4/22/1958, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75969 to MR 663 4/22/1958, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75995 to MR 665 5/5/1958
WP 76003 to MR 666 5/5/1958, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76005 to MR 667 5/5/1958, to D. Sutherland
WP 76020 to MR 671 5/23/1958, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76028 to MR 672 5/29/1958
WP 76055 to MR 674 6/6/1958, to D. Sutherland
WP 76059 to MR 676 6/24/1958, to D. Sutherland
WP 76060 to MR 677 6/24/1958
WP 76138 to MR 679 7/17/1958
WP 76152 to MR 680 7/23/1958, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76187 to MR 683 8/1/1958, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75812 to MR 685 8/15/1958, to D. Sutherland
WP 75855 to MR 687 8/25/1958
WP 75875 to MR 689 9/17/1958
WP 75945 to MR 690 10/2/1958, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75980 to MR 692 10/20/1958
WP 75992 to MR 693 10/20/1958, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76024 to MR 694 11/12/1958
WP 76080 to MR 695 11/12/1958, to D. Sutherland
WP 76157 to MR 696 11/20/1958, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75955 to MR 697 11/20/1958, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76007 to MR 698 12/3/1958, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76165 to MR 699 12/3/1958
WP 76053 to MR 701 1/29/1960, to Dravo 7/1966


#701 in Pondosa. Pacific Northwest Virtual Logging Data Center.

WP 76016 to MR 702 2/5/1960, to D. Sutherland
WP 75838 to MR 703 2/5/1960
WP 76160 to MR 710 3/8/1960
WP 75912 to MR 711 3/15/1960
WP 76156 to MR 712 3/15/1960
WP 76226 to MR 713 3/23/1960, to D. Sutherland
WP 76108 to MR 714 3/23/1960
WP 76159 to MR 715 4/1/1960
WP 76127 to MR 716 4/1/1960, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75818 to MR 717 4/13/1960, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76188 to MR 719 4/22/1960, to D. Sutherland
WP 76084 to MR 720 4/22/1960
WP 76109 to MR 721 4/28/1960, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75931 to MR 724 6/5/1960
WP 75804 to MR 726 6/24/1960, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75953 to MR 727 7/6/1960, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75878 to MR 728 7/6/1960, to Dravo 7/1966
WP ????? to MR 729 7/14/1960
WP 75984 to MR 730 7/14/1960
WP 75885 to MR 731 8/26/1960, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75883 to MR 732 8/26/1960
WP 75888 to MR 733 9/7/1960, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75938 to MR 734 9/7/1960, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75902 to MR 735 9/20/1960
WP 75889 to MR 740 11/1/1960, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75997 to MR 74211/15/1960
WP 76218 to MR 743 11/23/1960
WP 76085 to MR 744 11/23/1960, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76116 to MR 745 12/6/1960
WP 76092 to MR 747 12/14/1960, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76185 to MR 748 12/15/1960
WP 76063 to MR 751 3/8/1961, to D. Sutherland
WP 76229 to MR 752 3/17/1961
WP 75998 to MR 753 3/17/1961
WP 76205 to MR 754 3/30/1961, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75836 to MR 755 3/30/1961
WP 75864 to MR 756 4/7/1961
WP 76181 to MR 757 4/7/1961
WP 75840 to MR 762 5/11/1961, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76162 to MR 763 5/11/1961
WP 75866 to MR 764 6/1/1961, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76195 to MR 769 6/15/1961, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76086 to MR 770 6/26/1961, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76088 to MR 772 7/10/1961
WP 76013 to MR 777 8/17/1961, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76010 to MR 778 8/29/1961
WP 76064 to MR 779 8/29/1961, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75914 to MR 780 9/8/1961, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76193 to MR 781 9/8/1961, to D. Sutherland
WP ????? to MR 783 9/22/1961
WP 76199 to MR 785 9/29/1961, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76051 to MR 786 10/24/1961, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76062 to MR 790 11/9/1961, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 76190 to MR 793 11/15/1961
WP 76030 to MR 794 11/29/1961
WP 76044 to MR 795 12/29/1961
WP 76042 to MR 796 12/7/1961
WP 76134 to MR 798 12/15/1961, to D. Sutherland
WP 76186 to MR 799 12/15/1961
WP 75974 to MR 803 3/14/1962
WP 76139 to MR 807 5/8/1962, to Anderson
WP 76213 to MR 808 5/22/1962
WP 75979 to MR 809 5/22/1962
WP 76184 to MR 811 6/21/1962
WP 75849 to MR 813 2/22/1963, to Dravo 7/1966
WP 75971 to MR 814 3/15/1963
WP 75920 to MR 816 3/25/1963

These cars may have only numbered through #817. Dravo, Sutherland, and Anderson are likely scrappers or equipment dealers. Additional dispositions from this series includes cars 795, 799, and 811 leased 10/30/1963 to Cooper’s Mill (Mt. Shasta City); 70 cars sold 1/1965 to Southwest Forest Industries, McNary, Arizona; and two cars (numbers not recorded) sold summer 1963 to Morrison-Knudson for $320 each for use in construction at the Pit 6 and Pit 7 dam construction sites. Cars in this series numbered 213 in 1964, 143 in 1965, 116 in 1966, 63 in 1967-1968, 13 in 1969, 9 in 1970-1971, and none thereafter.

In the mid-1990s, the McCloud Railway directed some marketing efforts at an unsuccessful attempt to return raw log traffic to the railroad. The railroad stored a number of ex-Weyerhaeuser Timber Company log flats for an equipment dealer, perhaps in anticipation of this traffic. The cars eventually left the property, with four of them going to the Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific Railroad, who rebuilt them to passenger flats.