ABANDONED RAILROAD SCENES

OLD LOGGING RAILROAD TRESTLE, KLAMATH COUNTY, OREGON

Abandoned trestle

Located approximately seven air miles NNE of Klamath Falls on a forested hillside, stand these remains of an old logging railroad trestle.  Its about 100' long and makes a fairly sharp curve.  Its condition would not encourage me to actually try to walk across it; much rotting of timbers is evident.

It has been there so long that trees are growing up through the deck.

Location:  Trestle Road (dirt logging road), Klamath County, Oregon
Approximate Coordinates: N 42° 19.540 W 121° 44.960

Abandoned trestle
Trestle on Trestle Road Trestle, abandoned Old Logging Trestle
   

OLD S.P. CONCRETE TELEPHONE SHELTER, CREST, CALIFORNIA

Telephone Shelter at Crest, CA

Standing at the site of Crest on the old Southern Pacific Modoc Route.  Approximately mid-siding, near old wye location. The tracks have long-since been removed.  Still sported antenna and wiring when photographed 11/15/05.  This location may also be seen in daylight in my Southern Pacific's Late Great Modoc Route pages.

Location: Crest, CA siding site, Lassen County, California
Approximate Coordinates: N40° 43.527 W120° 22.236

   

SOUTHERN PACIFIC (UP): WATER TANK REMAINS AT HACKAMORE, CALIFORNIA

Piping at Hackamore

Looking down into the cistern at Hackamore

Hackamore, California, was once a train order station location on the Southern Pacific's Modoc Route.  When first laid out, the station included an enginehouse as well as a small yard that was designed to interchange with a logging company railroad.  The facilities were never used and were soon removed.

Today all that remains on this site are relics of the foundations and plumbing system for the water tank and a few concrete slabs for small structures, and an active single Union Pacific track.  Photos taken 11/15/05 with permission of Modoc Northern Railroad.

Location: Hackamore, CA station site, Modoc County, California
Approximate Coordinates: N41° 33.303 W121° 07.368

Looking down the well, Hackamore, CA Water tank footings at Hackamore    
       

SOUTHERN PACIFIC (UP): ABANDONED SPUR NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON

Abandoned spur, Klamath Falls

While it used to serve a lumber mill, this spur off the Union Pacific (SP) mainline north of Klamath Falls now no longer exists.  It sat unused for many years and was finally pulled up in 2008.  When these photographs were taken in December 2005, the rails at the nearby Lakeport Blvd. road crossing had already been paved over even though the crossing signs still stood. 

Location: Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon
Approximate Coordinates: N42° 15.615 W121° 48.443

Switch out of service Close up, switch out of service Rusty angle bar with loose bolts Rusty cast frog
Rusty cast frog, low view Another view of the rusty frog Trains don't cross here anymore Curved spur to JeldWen plant
       

SOUTHERN PACIFIC (UP): ALTURAS YARD, ALTURAS, CALIFORNIA

Water tank footings Alturas, CA

Photos taken of various structures and remains of structures in the rail yard at Alturas, California.

When these photos were taken, on April 20, 2006, I had permission from the Modoc Northern Railroad (then the operator of the line) to be on the property.  Since that railroad no longer exists, the property has reverted to the Union Pacific Railroad.  Be aware that UP is not noted for welcoming trespassers, so please don't explore the yard without obtaining their permission.

Location: Alturas, Modoc County, California
Approximate Coordinates: N41° 28.294 W120° 32.120

Electrical Panel in Alturas shop building Smashed toilet in old shop building Structures in Alturas Yard Old oil crane at Alturas
       

SOUTHERN PACIFIC (UP): END OF TRACK, MCARTHUR, CALIFORNIA

End of track

This is where the old SP Modoc Line ended in 2009.  McArthur, California, is today nothing more than a small agricultural facility beloging to Alturas Ranches.  The end of the line is approximately half a mile south of their elevator.

Location: Modoc County, California
Approximate Coordinates: N41° 19.049 W120° 32.175

For photos taken along the old Modoc Line during its removal, please see my Southern Pacific's Late, Great Modoc Line pages.

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