TheHistory of the McCloud River Railroad and the McCloud River Lumber Company can be easily broken up into the six categories you see below.
A Wilderness Awaits: A Resource Is Needed
Steel Over The Mountain: A Railroad Arises
Pine Across The Mountain: A Logging Railroad Lives
Mother McCloud: A Legend Is Born
The Pangs Of War and Burney Birth
Mother Leaves and The Glory Fades
Redemption…. for a Time
End of the line. The railroad is no more.
Please note this is a work in progress. For a complete history of the McCloud River Railroad (at least up to 1992) may I suggest the book by Robert M Hanft, “Pine Across the Mountain” which while out of print is still available for those who look.
* images from post cards or original media
**Image Courtesy Of The McCloud Heritage Junction Museum Please see interchange page for more info on this.
Other black and white images taken from Post Cards, Viewing Objects and Original Products