The Coos Bay Rail Link - CBR has
restored full service to the 134-mile Coos
Bay rail line. CBR marked the day April 29,
2013, by hauling the first rail cars of
plywood in nearly 6 years from the Roseburg
Forest Products mill in Coquille north
toward connections in Eugene, Oregon, with the North American
freight rail system.
The railroad also celebrate four years of
success on October 11, 2015, the
fourth anniversary of re-establishing freight rail
service to manufacturers in western Lane,
western Douglas and Coos counties.
CBR has purchased five reconditioned
locomotives and now employs 13 people. In
addition, CBR has 12 customers with inbound
and outbound cargo consisting of wood
products, fertilizer, chromite ore and
organic dairy feed. Revenue car loads for
2015 reached 7,341 cars and the traffic on
the line is expected to maintain around
7,500 cars annually. This is equivalent to
about 24,750 truck loads.