Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad, Inc. CORP #157
Nature of Firm
CORP provides freight service from a connection with UP at Eugene, OR to another UP connection at Black Butte, CA (303 miles). In addition, the CORP operates a branch from Eugene to Coquille, OR (136 miles). Connections are also made with WCTU Railway at White City, OR and with Yreka Western at Montague, CA. Traffic is primarily forest products, chemicals, steel and LPG.
The main line from Eugene to Black Butte was built mostly by the Oregon & California Railroad, which built south from Eugene starting in the 1870’s. It was not until 1884 that the line reached Ashland. It was leased to SP and completed to Black Butte in 1887. The Coos Bay (Coquille) branch was built by an SP affiliate, the Willamette Pacific, after 1910. SP sold the majority of the lines and leased the remainder to RailTex on December 31, 1994. In 2002, RailAmerica acquired control of CORP.
Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad, Inc.
|Interchange Points||Eugene, OR and Black Butte, CA|
|Agreement Type||Handling Carrier|
|Information Exchange Method||RMI|