California Western Railroad

The CWR was an original owner, it acquired two DS4-4-750s new from Baldwin:
Other models were acquired from other sources.

DS4-4-750

Baldwin photo 14774 - CWR 51 51

DS4-4-750
c/n 74408, b/d 8/1949

- built for the California Western as #51
- wrecked & scrapped 1970 along
with DS4-4-750 #52 & S12 #54
Baldwin photo - collection of Kevin Kohls

DS4-4-1000(SC)

California Western 53
photo by Jack Neville
Fort Bragg, CA - 1974
53

DS4-4-1000(SC)
c/n 74193, b/d 8/1949

- built for Army Corps of Engineers as #W-8380
- to California Western in 1956
- to Roots of Motive Power
California Western 53
photo by: Unknown
- collection of Mark Laundry

Fort Bragg, CA

S12

California Western 57
photo by: Jack Neville
Fort Bragg - 1974
57

S12
c/n 75914/75916, b/d 9/1953

- rebuilt from ex Southern Pacific #2146 & 2148 by Chrome Crankstaft
- to California Western in 1973
- to Roots of Motive Power for parts
- salvaged for parts and scrapped

RS12

California Western 55 & 56 55

RS12
c/n 76024, b/d 4/1955

- built for McCloud River as #32
- to California Western in 1970
photos by Richard Adams
Willits, CA - April 25, 1985


California Western 56
photo by Richard Glueck
Travel Town Museum
Oct 26, 2011
56

RS12
c/n 76105, b/d 4/1955

- built for McCloud River as #33
- to California Western in 1970
- now at the Travel Town Museum

California Western 56 California Western 56
photos by John Bremner
Travel Town Museum - June 17, 2007

California Western 56
John Stumreiter's CWR 56 article
- photos and details of CWR 56

California Western 56 California Western 56
photos by Jack Neville
"May and June of 1983. Shot during the filming of 'Racing With the Moon' a WW II era coming of age film staring Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern, Nicolas Cage, John Karlen and Rutanya Alda. It was directed by Richard Benjamin. The billboard seen behind No.56 is a period prop for the filming of the movie."


California Western Roster
road numbermodelc/nb/dacquireddisposition
51DS4-4-750744088/49newwrecked & scrapped 1970
52DS4-4-750744098/49newwrecked & scrapped 1970
53 DS4-4-1000(SC)741938/491956, ex Army Corps Engineers W8380to Roots of Motive Power
54S12758232/531968, ex Wabash 307wrecked & scrapped 1970
55RS12760244/551970, ex McCloud River 32canniblized for parts for 56, scrapped 1994
56 RS12761054/551970, ex McCloud River 33in service, Travel Town Museum
57S1275914/759169/531973, rebuilt from ex SP 2146 & 2148to Roots of Motive Power, scrapped
disposition info: John Stumreiter & Kevin Bunker



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