M200 Skunk Car

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The Pacific Locomotive Association owns the one of a kind Skunk Train the M200

The Skunk Car as she is known is a resident of Brightside Yard.

From the web page here http://www.ncry.org/content.aspx?page_id=22&club_id=541047&module_id=171817&actr=4#CWM200

Motor Cars

California Western M-200
CW M200 6-46 Skagit Steel & Iron Works, MAC Division, January 1926
B-B (Only rear truck powered) / diesel-hydraulic / 21 tons
History: Built new as Longview, Portland and Northern Railway #20, Longview, WA; Trona Railway #22, Trona, CA; Acquired by California Western Railroad in 1941 as #M200, Fort Bragg, CA; Acquired, unserviceable, by PLA, July 1975; Restored to service, used on CPRY to 1985. Inaugurated passenger service on NCRY May 21, 1988. In service, Brightside, CA


Being 92 years old and you find out that your joints, tires, heart (motor), and your insides and outsides seem to age more quickly as you age.

January 1926 was a long time ago. The M 200 has been in the possession of the PLA since July 1975. She was a long process to repair, rebuild and bring to working order for the railray.

Coming up on the 30TH Anniversary in the Canyon the Board of Directors decided to get the M200 back up and running for the special anniversary.

As she is pulled out of her siding track to be placed into the Car Barn for her makeover.



The Car barn has been emptied of the Western Pacific 713 to allow the M200 in for repairs and new paint.


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