Rogue Valley Terminal Railroad Corporation

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Rogue Valley Terminal Railroad Corporation
RVT Railroad (Logo).jpg
Reporting mark RVT
Locale Southern Oregon
Dates of operation March 15, 2013–present
Predecessor WCTU Railway LLC
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 14 miles (23 km)
Headquarters White City, Oregon
Website www.roguevalleyrr.com

The Rogue Valley Terminal Railroad (reporting mark RVT) is a 14-mile (23 km) shortline railroad that connects the industrial park in White City, Oregon, United States to the Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad, which hauls its cars to the Union Pacific Railroad at Eugene, Oregon or Black Butte, California via the Siskiyou Summit, or to the Yreka Western Railroad at Montague, California.

The line began operations on November 3, 1954 on an abandoned Southern Pacific Transportation Company right-of-way[citation needed] as the White City Terminal & Utilities Co., and was renamed after the Union Tank Car Company bought it in 1974.[1] Berkshire Hathaway gained indirect control of the railroad with the 2008 purchase of Marmon Transportation Services LLC (the parent company of Union Tank Car Company).

On December 17, 2012, Marmon Transportation Services announced the sale of WCTU Railway LLC to RVTR Rail Holdings, a holding company owned by Scott DeVries of Superior, Wisconsin.[2][3]

 RVT SW1200 Locomotive (#82) switching at White City, Oregon on October 10, 2017

On March 15, 2013 the railroad was renamed Rogue Valley Terminal Railroad Corporation and the holding company owner was renamed the CCT Rail System Corporation[4]. RVT owns one diesel-electric switcher locomotive, an EMD Model SW1200 (RVT #82, formerly WRIX 82, originally RF&P 82), which is the primary unit used for daily freight switching operations. RVT also leases one diesel-electric switcher locomotive from Western Rail, Inc. of Airway Heights, Washington, an EMD Model SW1 (WRIX #1001), which serves as a backup unit for RVT 82.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edward A. Lewis, American Shortline Railway Guide, 5th Edition, Kalmbach Publishing, 1996, pp. 329-330, 361
  2. ^ Stiles, Greg (December 20, 2012). "Wisconsin engineer buys White City railroad". Mail Tribune. Medford, Oregon. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ Wilner, Frank N. (January 16, 2013). "Engineer rides American Dream to a short line". Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Freight Tariff RVT 9000 – Adoption Notice" (PDF). Rogue Valley Terminal Railroad Corporation. Issued: March 29, 2013 Effective: April 1, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)