McCloud River Railroad : McCloud References, Credits, and Further Reading

Engineer Malen Johnson.


Boyd, Jim, Baldwin Diesels in Color Volume 1- Baldwin History and Owners A-G. Morning Sun Books, Scotch Plains, NJ, 2002.

Boyd, Jim, Baldwin Diesels in Color Volume 2- Owners H-P. Morning Sun Books, Scotch Plains, NJ, 2002.

Boyd, Jim, Baldwin Diesels in Color Volume 3- Owners Q-Z and Baldwin Diesel Production Roster. Morning Sun Books, Scotch Plains, NJ, 2002.

Chappell, Gordon, Rails to Carry Copper- A History of the Magma Arizona Railroad. Pruett Publishing Co., Boulder, CO, 1973.

Drury, George, The Train Watchers Guide to North American Railroads. Kalmbach, Waukesha, WI, 1984 (1st edition) and 1992 (2nd edition).

Hanft, Robert M., Pine Across the Mountain- California’s McCloud River Railroad. Trans-Anglo Books, Glendale, CA, 1971 (revised & updated 1990).

Hanft, Robert M., Red River- Paul Bunyan’s Own Lumber Company and Its Railroads. California State University-Chico, Chico, CA, 1980.

Johnson, Beulah, Chips and Sawdust. Shasta Historical Society, Redding, CA, 1989.

Kalmbach Publishing, Classic Railroad You Can Model. Kalmbach Publishing Co., Waukesha, WI, 2002.

Lewis, Edward, American Shortline Railroad Guide. Kalmbach, Waukesha, WI, 1986 (3rd edition), 1991 (4th edition), and 1996 (5th edition).

Purdy, Tim I., Fruit Growers Supply Company. Lahontan Images, Susanville, CA, 2000.

Signor, John R., Rails in the Shadow of Mt. Shasta. Howell-North, Burbank, CA, 1982.

Signor, John R., Southern Pacific’s Shasta Division. Signature Press, Wilton, CA, 2002.

Stephens, Kent, The Yreka Western Railroad- A Centennial History. Northstate Publishing, 1992.

Trains Unlimited Tours, McCloud Railway Company- McCloud Spectacular, April 30-May 1, 1994. Self published, Portola, CA, 1994.

Wagner, Jack R., Short Line Junction- A Collection of California and Nevada Railroads. Valley Publishers, Fresno, CA, 1956 (revised edition 1971).

Periodical Articles

-----, McCloud Issue. The Siskiyou Pioneer Vol. 6, No. 10, 1997.

-----, Snow Train on the McCloud River. The Western Railroader Vol. 36, Feb. 1973. Issue #394.

-----, McCloud River Railroad- Since Gold Spike at Burney. The Western Railroader Vol. 35, No. 7, July 1972. Issue #389.

-----, S.P. Rotary on McCloud. Pacific News April 1969. Issue #90.

-----, McCloud River Railroad Part I. Pacific News May 1964. Issue #33.

-----, McCloud River Railroad Part II. Pacific News August 1964. Issue #36.

-----, McCloud’s Baldwins. Pacific News Feb. 1970. Issue #100.

Benson, Ted, Steam Below Shasta. Trains Vol. 31, No. 12, Oct. 1971.

Diesel Era Staff, McCloud Railway- In the Shadow of California’s Mount Shasta. Diesel Era Volume 8, No. 5, Sept/Oct 1997.

Dorn, Dick and Vic Neves, The Beets- First Section. CTC Board #275, Sept. 2001.

Dorn, Dick and Vic Neves, The Beets- Second Section. CTC Board #276, Oct. 2001.

Evans, Bruce P., The Return of the McCloud River 25. Pacific News Vol. 21, No. 8, June 1982. Issue #238.

Farrell, Jack W., McCloud River- Major Lumber Hauler. Locomotive Quarterly Vol. IV, No. 3, Spring 1981.

Hansen, Don A., McCloud River Railroad. Pacific News July 1969. Issue #93.

Hansen, Martin E., A McCloud of Steam! Railfan & Railroad Dec. 1997.

Hansen, Martin E., McCloud #18 Returns to Steam. Railfan & Railroad June 2001.

Kauffman, Miki, Steam Returns to McCloud River. Railfan & Railroad November 1982.

Monger, Wayne I., A McCloud Winter. Pacific RailNews #350, Jan. 1993.

Monger, Wayne, Steam and Passengers Return to the McCloud. Railfan & Railroad June 1994.

Sanders, Dale, Stormy Weather over California. CTC Board #129, Mar. 1986.

Sims, Donald, A Railroad You Can Model- The McCloud River RR. Model Trains Vol. 12, No. 4, Summer 1959.

Sims, Donald, Logging Line, 1959 Model. Trains Vol. 19, No. 4, Feb. 1959.

Wagner, Jack R., McCloud River Railroad. Western Railroader Vol. 16, No. 10. Issue #166.

Wagner, Jack R., East of Shasta. The Western Railroader Vol. 18, No. 9, July 1955. Issue #189.

News Sources

News clips or snippets from various issues of the following:

Railfan & Railroad


Pacific News/Pacific RailNews/RailNews

Tall Timber Short Line

CTC Board


Timber Baron

Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette

Mt. Shasta Herald

Intermountain News

Redding Record Searchlight

Western Railroader

Business Week

Railroad Retirement Board Decision


Bates Publishing, McCloud Railroad/McCloud Railway 1994-1995.

----------- “ , Steam Returns to the McCloud Railroad.

----------- “ , #18 Back on the McCloud.

----------- “ , McCloud Railway Excursion Train.

----------- “ , Shasta Sunset Dinner Train

Dana Fuller Company, A Warrior Returns Home.

--- --- “ , Mc. C. R. R. R. 25 Returns to Service on the McCloud Railroad.

Machines of Iron, McCloud Railroad.

---- -- “ , California 1999 Rail Adventure.

Pentrex, Best of 1985.

Pentrex, California’s McCloud River Railroad.

Sunday River Productions, Gears in the Woods.

Special thanks to Marc Mathu for information on the Anhapee & Western.