Record of Update Postings
Newest Posting Listed First

This update only includes those made since this site moved to the new domain in October 2018.

Date of Posting
Description & Link


October 3, 2021


Changed Front Page Photo


New Pages:


Fighting Caterpillars with Steam in 1914


Updated information on the following page:


News

Locomotive #18

Locomotive #37

Locomotives #101 and #103

Ahnapee & Western

Algoma Railroad

McCloud sawmill photos




August 9, 2021


New Pages:


McCloud River Railroad Timetable #10

McCloud River Railroad Timetable #31



July 25, 2021


Changed Front Page Photo


New Section: Timetables added to the front page. Several existing timetables moved from Miscellaneous section to it, several new timetables added.

Timetables


New Pages:


#37 on St. Maries River Railroad



Updated information on the following pages:


News

Locomotive Roster

Locomotive #9

#37 Preparing to Leave Dakota Southern



June 26, 2021


Changed Front Page Photo


Updated information on the following pages:


News

Locomotive Roster

#37 Preparing to Leave Dakota Southern

Locomotive #14

Locomotive #18

Locomotive #26

Car A

Pondosa Branches

Ahnapee & Western

Moscow, Camden & San Augustine



February 14, 2021


Changed Front Page Photo


New Pages:


#25 Returns Again- Labor Day 1997

Rivarossi Heisler and Log Cars

US Plywood All-Door Cars

Models of Incentive Per Diem Boxcars

Miscellaneous Models

Golden West Hobbies

Ahnapee & Western Models




Updated information on the following page:


News

Civil War Trains

#18 and #25 Double Head Excursion

#18 Photo Freight January 2005



January 14, 2021


Changed Front Page Photo


New Pages:


Due to its increasing size the Ahnapee & Western Page has been split into three pages:

Ahnapee & Western

Algoma Railroad

Moscow, Camden & San Augustine

All three pages have been updated.


Updated information on the following page:


News

Centerbeams



December 14, 2020


The overhaul of the site's content continues, this time focusing on the Equipment Roster and McCloud River Lumber Company sections. As with the Along the Line update from last month, much new information and many new pages have been added, and a lot of images from the early days of McCloud Rails have been rescanned or replaced by better photos.


Changed Front Page Photo


New Pages:


Equipment Roster section completely overhauled as described above

Lumber Company section completely overhauled as described above

Memorial Day 2001 Excursion



Updated information on the following page:


Several locomotive pages got better scans of existing photos.

Shasta HuffenPuff/Mt. Shasta Alpine Scenic Railroad

Ahnapee & Western



November 14, 2020


I noted back in July future plans to overhaul the Along the Line and Equipment sections. Along the Line has now been completed. The section has been completely reorganized into each segment of the common carrier as they were built, with new maps showing line changes. Recorded structure and facilities owned by the railroads have been listed for each station. Numerous new pages and photos have been added, and many images from the early days of McCloud Rails have been rescanned or replaced by better photos.


Changed Front Page Photo


New Pages:


Along the Line section completely overhauled as described above

Lidgerwood Skidder




Updated information on the following page:


McGiffert Loaders- Also moved this page from Lumber Company to Equipment sections

Locomotive #14

Locomotive #15

Locomotive #17:2

Locomotive #21

Locomotive #22

Locomotive #23

Locomotive #26

Locomotive #31

Narrow Gauge Locomotive #3 (99?)

Narrow Gauge Locomotive #2241

Narrow Gauge Locomotive #4251



September 5, 2020


Changed Front Page Photo


Updated information on the following page:


Locomotive Roster

Locomotive #11

Locomotive #30

Ahnapee & Western

Samoa Plant Switching Railroad



July 5, 2020


One of my long term goals with this site has been to gradually work through some of the older pages to rescan some of the original images from when I first created McCloud Rails back in 2003 and otherwise correct or update information. I have been gradually doing that in the Locomotive Roster section, and today's update includes a complete renovation of the Passenger Operations section, with several new pages and updates to information or photos on nearly every other page. I've also done some photo replacing and/or other updates on a few other pages. The next sections I plan to overhaul are Along The Line and Equipment Roster.


Changed Front Page Photo


New Pages:


Completely overhauled Passenger Operations section

BNSF working on Lookout Line

McCloud Railway Tenth Anniversary



Updated information on the following page:


Locomotive #5/6

Locomotive #8

Locomotive #9

Locomotive #18

Ahnapee & Western

Pit River Railroad

McGiffert Loaders

Pipe Dreams

Display Train



June 24, 2020


New banner image and Front Page Photo.

Updated information on the following page:


News

A major upgrade of the Passenger Operations section is nearing completion and should be posted in the next couple weeks.


May 9, 2020


Updated information on the following page:


Locomotive #30

Locomotive #1810

Ahnapee & Western

Pit River Railroad- Major upgrade of this page



April 18, 2020


Changed Front Page Photo


New Pages:


Narrow Gauge Railroad in the Sawmill

Locomotive #99 (?)

Baldwin Battery Electric Locomotive

Locomotive #2241 (?)

Locomotive #99 (?)

Locomotive #99 (?)



Updated information on the following page:


Locomotive Roster

Locomotive #15

Locomotive #16:2

Locomotive #18

Locomotive #19

Locomotive #21

Locomotive #22

Locomotive #24

Locomotive #28

Locomotive #30

Locomotive #31

Locomotive #32

Locomotive #33

Locomotive #35

Locomotive #36:2

Locomotive #37

Locomotive #38

Locomotive #39

Locomotives #101/#103

Locomotive #1804

Locomotive #1810

Caboose #035/553

Caboose #101

Fire Car 1715

Snowplows 1751/1753

GN Ballast Hoppers

Side Dump #1852

Outfit Cars

Ahnapee & Western

McCloud River Lumber Company- Advertising Postcards



February 17, 2020


Changed Front Page Photo


Updated information on the following page:


Locomotive #18

Ahnapee & Western



December 22, 2019


Brief update to reflect that the old McCloud River Yahoo group has been replaced by the new McCloud River Railroads group at Groupio. Details on joining the new group are near the bottom of the front page.


December 14, 2019


Changed Front Page Photo

Updated information on the following page:


Locomotive #10

Locomotive #25

Locomotive #28

Locomotive #29

Locomotive #32

Locomotive #33

McCloud River Lumber #1

Diesel Demonstrators

Alco C415 Demonstrator

All Door Boxcars

Sand Cars

Caboose #025

Caboose #029

Caboose #101

Caboose #102

Flanger #1773

Bucker/Flanger #1787

Pit River Railroad

Ahnapee & Western

Samoa Switching Railroad

McGiffert Loaders



September 2, 2019


New Pages:


Changed Front Page Photo

Athearn's New Wide Vision Caboose Models


Updated information on the following page:


#37 on Dakota Southern Railroad



July 28, 2019


New Pages:


Changed Front Page Photo

Timber Industry Ghosts- New Book!


Updated information on the following page:


Locomotive Roster section has been completely overhauled, with many new photos, a few new pages, and a whole lot of new information.

McCloud River Lumber Company- Advertising Postcards (Card #38 added)

Ahnapee & Western Railroad

Samoa Plant Switching Railroad

Pit River Railroad

Shasta HuffenPuff



January 27, 2019


Updated information on the following page:


McCloud River Lumber Company- Advertising Postcards

Maintenance/Material/Work Flatcars

Oil/Fuel Service Tank Cars

Passenger Equipment

Shasta Sunset Dinner Train Equipment

All Door Boxcars

Cranes

Fire Cars



January 4, 2019


New Pages:


Changed Front Page Photo

The long-neglected Customers section has finally been completed. New pages are:

McCloud Customers- Mount Shasta Sawmill

McCloud Customers- McCloud Gas and Other Petrolium Shippers

McCloud Customers- Elkins Cedar Mill

McCloud Customers- Pondosa Mill

McCloud Customers- Lorenz Mill

McCloud Customers- Agricultural & Livestock Shippers

McCloud Customers- Other Shippers

McCloud River Lumber Company- Advertising

McCloud River Lumber Company- Advertising Postcards

McCloud River Lumber Company- Advertising

Specify Shevlin Pine Booklet


Updated information on the following page:


Pit River Railroad -Update to locomotive roster to reflect a newly revealed locomotive.

Ahnapee & Western Railroad

Side Dump Hoppers #1859 and #1860

McCloud River Lumber Company main page

McCloud River Lumber Company- Sawmill Pictures

McCloud River Lumber Company- Railroad Operations

McCloud River Lumber Company- McGiffert Loaders

McCloud Customers-McCloud Mill

McCloud Customers-McCloud Warehouse

McCloud Customers-Scott Lumber Company & Successors

McCloud Customers-Diatomaceous Earth Shippers

#37 Arrives in South Dakota



October 9, 2018


In early 2003 a desire to chronicle the history of railroading in McCloud, California, prompted me to start the McCloud Rails site on Trainweb. In 2005, Craig Nolan launched a site of his own at this domain. Our two sites coexisted for many years. Recently, Craig decided to move on to other pursuits, and he offered the domain name to me. I decided to move McCloud Rails over to this domain, which has become effective today.

I've reset the Updates sections to reflect only changes made to the site after this date. The old McCloud Rails site will stay up, but all future updates and improvements will be done on this site for as long as I decide to keep the domain active.