Bloody nose

Modoc Northern Railroad

In Memory of the Modoc Northern

On February 1, 2013, I happened to see a green and brown locomotive sitting alone in the Klamath Falls Union Pacific yard.   Naturally, I had to get a closer look.  Sure enough, it was the 1011.  She had spent the last couple of years pretty much abandoned on the siding in Canby, California.

Once proud, once glossy Modoc Northern 1011, now weathered and faded and dead, missing headlamps, numberboards, horns and possibly bell, heralds and logo painted over, and now lettered for LRY (Lake Railway) has been towed to UP's Klamath Falls yard and sits alone, forelorn, awaiting further movement. 

I wonder where she's bound.

MNRR 1011 dead in Klamath Falls yard

MNRR 1011 dead in Klamath Falls yard

MNRR 1011 dead in Klamath Falls yard

The 700 is now working for Lake Railway, the SW switcher has long left the property, and, for now, to the best of my knowledge the SD9s and caboose are still sitting in Tulelake. 

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