Quincy Railroad (California)

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Quincy Railroad
QRR #2 in 2005.
Reporting markQRR
LocaleQuincy and Susanville, California
Dates of operationNovember 9, 1917–present
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
HeadquartersQuincy, California

The Quincy Railroad (reporting mark QRR) is a 3.27-mile terminal railroad located at Quincy, California. The QRR interchanges with the Union Pacific (former Western Pacific) at Quincy Junction in Plumas County, California, United States.

For many years, the Quincy operated a separate 23.3 mile branch running over former Southern Pacific branch from Wendel-Susanville, California which is now abandoned.

The railroad handles over 1,000 cars per year of outbound lumber and forest products. The QRR is owned by Sierra Pacific Industries.

The QRR has two locomotives:

  • QRR 5 is an EMD SW1200 built in November 1950 (Builder No. 13459)
  • QRR 12 is an EMD SW7

Three Quincy locomotives, QRR 4, an ALCO S-1,[1] QRR 3, a GE 44-ton switcher,[2] and QRR 1100, an EMD TR6A, are now located at the nearby Western Pacific Railroad Museum. QRR 2, an ALCO 2-6-2T, is currently at the Niles Canyon Railway.[3]


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  3. ^ Beth Dodd (2002-05-24). "Niles Canyon Railway - Quincy No. 2". Ncry.org. Archived from the original on 2012-12-27. Retrieved 2013-02-09.
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