McCloud Railway Company MCR #466

Nature of Firm

MCR operates freight service from a connection with UP at Mt. Shasta to Burney, CA (77.7 miles). A branch line extends from Bartle to Hambone, CA (19 miles). Traffic is outbound lumber, forest products and diatomaceous earth.  The line also operates passenger excursion and dinner trains.  


The company was incorporated January 22, 1897, and opened from Mt. Shasta to McCloud (17.8 miles) in 1901. Regular passenger service was discontinued in 1952. Itel sold the company’s assets to 4-Rails, Inc. on July 1, 1992.  4-Rails organized the current operating company.

Company Information

Mailing Address

McCloud Railway Company
801 Industrial Way
P. O. Box 1500
McCloud, CA  96057

Phone 530-964-2141
Fax 530-964-2250
Web Site

Jeff Forbis
Brenda Baldi
Customer Service Agent

Company Affiliation Independent
Interchange Points Mt. Shasta, CA
Agreement Type Handling Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI