California Western #M200

Technical Data

BuilderSkagit Steel & Iron Works, MAC Division
DateJanuary 1926
Wheel ArrangemntB-B (Only rear truck powered)
Gross Weight21 tons


  • Built new as Longview, Portland and Northern Railway #20, Longview, WA
  • Trona Railway #22, Trona, CA
    Used in school bus service for three years of its tenure.  

    From Trona on the Web website:“In October 1935,  the Trona Elementary School contracted with the Trona Railroad to transport Children from Borosolvay, Burnham and Westend. At first the steam engine made the trip then a motor train was purchased. This motor train was used until 1938 when the Corporation purchased a school bus and rented it to the Trona School Board”
    Please check out their site for photos and more information.

  • Acquired by California Western Railroad in 1941 as #M200, Fort Bragg, CA

  • Acquired, unserviceable, by PLA, July 1975

  • Restored to service, used on CPRY to 1985.

  • Inaugurated passenger service on NCRY May 21, 1988.

  • In service, Brightside, CA

Take a look around inside the M200 passenger and operator’s area.
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