Weyerhaeuser line torn up

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Today I was notified from a source inside Patriot rail, that patriot rail plans
on scrapping the former Weyerhaeuser woods railroad from Green mountain to MP 18
near Rock spur...After a failed attempts to Develope the former green mountain
mill property, the Patriot railroad(columbia Cowlitz) has decided to tesr out
the railroad and return the right of way back into forest service use...It is
reported that the bridges will all be removed, the culverts ripped out, and
fills flattened...
According to my source, this should all take place before the end of this
upcoming spring...A very surprising and sad end to a once great railroad empire
in the Pacific Northwest...
As more information comes in, I will make sure to post the news...

Gary D.
Vancouver, Wa.


A.K.A Kaivo
Will any of the rail be available for purchase, or do the already have a scrap sale signed off?


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Will any of the rail be available for purchase, or do the already have a scrap sale signed off?

According to what I was told, they have already signed a contractor to scrap the line....so it will probably not be open to a rail sale...
the only thing I can say is, when they do start to scrap it out, head down to Longview, and talk to the contractor personally...
G. Durr


This is so sad. More and more rail lines in this country are being pulled. I swear. This country is becoming more and more less and less dependent on Rail. And that is very Dangerous.

Kind of hard when there's no reason for the rail. There's no freight out there, very few people live out there...you can't justify railroads to nowhere. You can't force sawmills to be located in areas that don't make sense; timber harvests are way down for multiple reasons (economic AND environmental); you can't force people to live in remote areas (and do you really want more people living well removed from current built-up urban areas, AND in the shadow of an active volcano?)

Some railroads made sense only for a single purpose and when that purpose is up, the railroad has no reason for existence. Focus on the railroads that have a future, not those stuck in the past.

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