Modesto and Empire Traction Company M&ET #524

Nature of Firm

The M&ET operates freight and switching services from a connection with UP at Modesto, CA to a connection with BNSF at Empire, CA (5 miles). M&ET operates on nearly 40 miles of main line, yard and industry tracks,  Traffic is food products, wine, syrup, plastics, paper products and manufacturing commodities. 


The M&ET was incorporated October 7, 1911. Passenger service was discontinued in 1917.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Modesto and Empire Traction Company
P. O. Box  3106
530 Eleventh Street
Modesto, CA  95353

Phone 209-524-4631
Fax 209-529-0336
Web Site

Joseph D. Mackil
President & CEO
Phone: 209-524-4631

Kennan H. Beard, III
Vice President, Secretary
Phone: 209-524-4631

Tom L. Nielsen
Vice President, Treasurer
Phone: 209-524-4631

James D. Ross
Mgr Frt.Customer Svcs
Phone: 209-557-2708 

Company Affiliation Beard Land & Investment Company
Interchange Points Modesto, CA
Agreement Type Handling Carrier
Information Exchange Method Fax, phone, EDI
Participates in REN/ISS