The Coos Bay Rail Link - CBR on April 29
restored full service to the 134-mile Coos
Bay rail line. CBR marked the day by hauling
the first rail cars of plywood in 5.5 years
from the Roseburg Forest Products mill in
Coquille, Ore., north toward connections in
Eugene, Ore., with the North American
freight rail system.
The railroad also celebrated one
year of success on October 11, 2012,
the 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 12 people. In
addition, CBR has 11 customers with inbound
and outbound cargo consisting wood
products, steel, chromite ore and dairy feed. The railroad
exceeded its carload goal for 2012, and
anticipates doubling of commerce this year.
Stop in and visit the CBR
crew at the company
office at 115 Hall Ave. in Coos Bay. CBR's
is based out of the depot.