Columbia & Cowlitz Railway Company CLC #163

Nature of Firm

CLC operates freight service from Columbia Junction to Ostrander Junction, WA (8.5 miles), connecting with UP and BNSF at Rocky Point, WA.  For operating convenience, the current physical interchange with both Union Pacific and BNSF is handled through the Longview Switching Company (LVSW) in Longview, WA. LVSW is jointly owned by Union Pacific and BNSF. Traffic includes lumber and forest products, steel, paper and chemicals.


The company was incorporated April 9, 1925, and the railroad was built between 1926 and 1928. CLC was acquired by Patriot Rail from Weyerhaeuser in December 2011.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Columbia & Cowlitz Railway Company
3401 Industrial Way
P.O. Box 188
Longview, WA 98632

Phone 360-414-3388
Fax 360-636-6489
Web Site

Mark Stewart
Operations Manager
Office: 360-501-2188
Cell: 843-615-8619

Paul McCarthy
Vice President - Business Development
Office: 406-782-4773
Cell: 406-490-2598

Company Affiliation Patriot Rail
Interchange Points Rocky Point, WA (physical interchange is via Longview Switching Company - Longview, WA)
Agreement Type Interline Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI