Trona Railway Company TRC #779

Nature of Firm

TRC operates freight service from Trona to a connection with the UP at Searles, CA (30.5 miles).  Traffic includes sulfuric acid, soda ash, salt cake, coal, military equipment and minerals.


The company was incorporated March 12, 1913, and opened on September 6, 1914. Passenger service ended in 1937. North American Chemical acquired this line from Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation in 1990. IMC Global acquired North American Chemical in 1998. In 2000, IMC Global sold off this segment of the business to Searles Valley Minerals.

Company Information

Mailing Address

Trona Railway Company
13068 Main Street
Trona, CA 93562

Phone 760-372-2312
Fax 760-372-2484
Web Site n/a

Mark Bennett
Manager, Operation 

Company Affiliation Searles Valley Minerals 
Interchange Points Searles, CA
Agreement Type Interline Settlement Carrier
Information Exchange Method RMI