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LONG HAUL RAILWAY SERVICES

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe
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  • Union Pacific crosses the Mexican border at Calexico, interchanging with Ferromex at Mexicali

  • Baja California Railway crosses the Mexican border between San Ysidro and Tijuana

    Regional & Local Railways

  • Almanor Railroad Clear Creek Junction (interchange with BNSF) to Chester, about 13 miles (21 km). Believed to be out of use at the present time, although not officially abandoned. Owned by the Collins Pine Company (Website contains a small amount of historical information relating to the railway)

  • Arizona & California Railroad Cadiz (interchange with BNSF) to Matthie AZ(interchange with BNSF, with trackage rights over BNSF from Phoenix, where there is interchange with Union Pacific); total length of line about 190 miles (305 km)

  • Baja California Rairoad San Ysidro (interchange with San Diego & Imperial Valley Railroad) via Tijuana and Tecate (Mexico) to Lindero (Mexico) (No website located at present)

  • California Northern Railroad four separate sections:

    -Davis (interchange with Union Pacific) via Woodland (branch to Sugarfield), Willows (branch to Losa) and Wyo (branch to Hamilton) to South Gerber (interchange with Union Pacific)
    -Suisun Fairfield (interchange with Union Pacific) via Napa Junction (interchange with Northwestern Pacific Railroad and branch to Mare Island) to Rocktram (interchange with Napa Valley Railroad)
    -Tracy (interchange with Union Pacific) to Los Banos
    The first two sections are connected by trackage rights over Union Pacific between Davis and Suisun Fairfield. Total length of line about 261 miles (420 km)

  • Central California Traction two groups of lines:

    -Central Valley Branch from Stockton via Lodi to Franklin, about 14 miles (22.5 km)
    -Stockton Public Belt Railway has around 55 miles (88 km) of switching lines in the Port of Stockton
    Both lines interchange with BNSF, Union Pacific and Stockton Terminal & Eastern Railroad in Stockton.

  • Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad Black Butte (interchange with Union Pacific) via Montague (interchange with Yreka Western Railroad) and Hilt to destinations in OR; total length of line about 389 miles (626 km)

  • Lake Railway Alturas (interchange with Union Pacific) to Lakeview OR, about 55 miles (88 km) (No website located at present)

  • Lassen Valley Railway Flanigan NV (interchange with Union Pacific) to Wendel, about 22 miles (36 km). No direct connection with any other railway in CA

  • Los Angeles Junction Railway switching railway in Vernon and East Los Angeles, interchanging with BNSF and Union Pacific; total length of line about 64 miles (103 km)

  • Modesto & Empire Traction Modesto (interchange with Union Pacific) via the Beard Industrial District to Empire Junction (interchange with BNSF), about 5 miles (8 km), with a further 28 miles (45 km) of switching lines within the industrial district.

  • Northwestern Pacific Railroad Napa Junction (interchange with California Northern) to Windsor. Line from Windsor via Willits and Eureka to Fairhaven is planned for future reopening in stages (No website located at present)

  • Oakland Terminal Railway switching railway with about 10 miles (16 km) of line in Oakland. Jointly owned by BNSF and Union Pacific, interchanging with both.

  • Pacific Harbor Line extensive switching railroad in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Interchanges with BNSF and Union Pacific

  • Pacific Sun Railroad Stuart-Mesa yard (interchange with BNSF) via Oceanside (branch to Escondido) and Miramar Road (interchange with BNSF) to Miramar Industrial Park) and San Diego Imperial Exchange (interchange with San Diego & Imperial Valley) to San Diego National City; total length of line about 62 miles (100 km)

  • Quincy Railroad Quincy Junction (interchange with Union Pacific) to sawmills near Quincy; about 3 miles (5 km). Owned by Sierra Pacific Industries (Website contains no information relating to railway)

  • Richmond Pacific Railroad switching railroad in the port of Richmond, interchanging with BNSF and Union Pacific; total length of line about 2 miles (4 km)

  • Sacramento Valley Railroad switching railroad in McClellan Business Park, near Sacramento. Interchanges with BNSF and Union Pacific. Total length of line about 7 miles (11 km)

  • San Diego & Imperial Valley Railroad San Diego (interchange with BNSF and branch to Santee) to San Ysidro (interchange with Baja California Railroad). Some of the tracks are shared with light rail transit operator San Diego Trolley.

  • San Joaquin Valley Railroad a complex of lines in the San Joaquin and Bakersfield areas:

    -Hammond (interchange with BNSF) to Hammer Field
    -Fresno (interchange with Union Pacific) via Ingle (branch to Burrell) to Oxalis
    -Fresno (interchange with Union Pacific) to Exeter
    -Exeter via Lucca to Lindsay
    -Exeter via Billy Goat Junction (branch to Loma) and South Goshen (interchange with Union Pacific) to Huron
    -Oil Junction (interchange with Union Pacific) to Maltha
    -Oil Junction (interchange with Union Pacific) to Landco (interchange with BNSF)
    -Bakersfield (interchange with Union Pacific and BNSF) via Gosford (branch to Taft) to Buttonwillow
    -Magunden (interchange with Union Pacific) to Arvin

    The various sections of the San Joaquin Valley Railroad are linked by trackage rights over Union Pacific between Fresno and Magunden.

  • Santa Cruz Big Trees & Pacific Railway Santa Cruz (interchange with Union Pacific) to Olympia; about 9 miles (14 km) (No website located at present for the freight operation, but see Roaring Camp Railroads tourist operations, which use parts of the line)

  • Santa Maria Valley Railroad Guadalupe (interchange with Union Pacific) via Betteravia Junction (branch to Betteravia) and Santa Maria (branch to Pesco and Airport Industrial Park) to Battles. Total length of line about 13 miles (21 miles)

  • Sierra Northern Railway several lines:

    -Port of Sacramento via West Sacramento (interchange with BNSF and Union Pacific) to Woodland
    -Riverbank, near Modesto (switching services in Riverbank Industrial Complex and interchange with BNSF) via Oakdale (interchange with Union Pacific for local services; Union Pacific has trackage rights over Sierra Northern from Riverbank) to Junction Shopping Center
    ?Watsonville Junction, Pajaro (interchange with Union Pacific) to Davenport, about 31 miles (50 km)
    -switching services at Riverdale Industrial Complex, interchanging with BNSF
    -switching services at the Concord Naval Weapons Station and the Port Chicago Naval Ammunition Depot, interchanging with BNSF and Union Pacific at Port Chicago

    Total length of line about 75 miles (120 km). Also operates Tourist services

  • Southern California Railroad switching services at the USG plasterboard works in Plaster City, interchanging with Union Pacific (see also USG) (No website located at present)

  • Stockton Terminal & Eastern Railroad Stockton (interchange with BNSF, California Central Traction and Union Pacific) to Largo. A further section, from Largo to linden, was reported out of service in 2009.

  • Trona Railway Searles (interchange with Union Pacific) to Trona, about 30 miles (49 km). Owned by Searles Valley Minerals (Website contains no information relating to the railway

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  • TXI Cement owns and operates a line linking its cement factory at Oro Grande via Victorville (interchange with BNSF) with quarries to the north and east (Website contains no information relating to railway)

  • USG owns and operates a 20 mile (32 km) narrow gauge (3 ft, 914 mm) line from its gypsum quarries in the Fish Creek Mountains of Imperial County to its plasterboard works in Plaster City (see also Southern California Railroad) (Website contains no information relating to railway)

  • Ventura County Railroad switching railroad in interchanging with Union Pacific at Oxnard, serving industries in south Oxnard, the Port of Hueneme, and the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Ventura County. Total length of line about 17 miles (27 km)

  • Western Plant Services Richmond (interchange with BNSF) to Point San Pablo (No website located at present)

  • West Isle Line Stoil (interchange with BNSF) to Alpaugh, about 5 miles (8.5 km). Owned by Western Farm Service, whose West Isle plant it serves (Website contains no information relating to the railway)

    Military and Government Railways

  • US Air Force

    -serving Beale Air Force Base from Erle (junction with Union Pacific)
    -serving Vandenburg Air Force Base from Tangair (junction with Union Pacific)
  • US Army serving Sierra Army Depot from Herlong (junction with Union Pacific)

  • US Navy

    -serving Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station from Westminster (junction with Union Pacific)

  • US Government

    -serving the NASA Flight Research Establishment at Edwards Air Force Base from Edwards (junction with BNSF)
    -serving the Rocket Propulsion Laboratory at Edwards Air Force Base from Bonon (junction with BNSF)








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    THE CELEBRATION BEINGS ON THE RAILWAYS









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    STATE OF CALIFORNIA MODEL RAILWAYS CLUBS AND SOCIETIES






    Railroad Art, Culture, Heritage and History has been with the Unitied States since 1833 that has lead to new advances in techology and advertising of the railway industry.

    National Train Day will help you discover the world of North American Railroads either for the first time...or, if you are a railfan, businessman, artist you have found the greatest event to share the excitement of railway art and culture that will help you become more aware about the human side of railroads and railways that emphasize the beauty and fascinating details of the railway industry that changed the nation...and the world...by making the Industrial Revolution a world-wide mode of transportation that oppened our intellectual asperation to art and culture and continues to be the creative eliment of our society today.



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    [Mission]
    STATE OF CALIFORNIA
    NATIONAL TRAIN DAY MISSION STATEMENT

    State Of California National Train Day Association herein establishes Statewide Rail Line Community National Train Day Events, under the National Train Day Resolution established goals that contribute to enrichment of rail line communities ofState Of California toward our mission and organizational development:

  • To use State Of California National Train Day Association to promote increase knowledge and understanding of California State rail line community, as in railway arts, literature, culture and railway transportation importance to our economy, including our connection to National Railway System;

  • To use State Of California National Train Day Association to develop a "Awareness of State Of Florida Rail Line Communities" and importances of passenger and freight services throughout State Of California Rail Line Communities;

  • To use State Of California National Train Day Association to expand all Rail Line Communities National Train Day Events in State Of California by: education, citizens awareness, business opportunities, technical research applications and mutual understandings within our local, regional, national and private railway servives.

  • To build upon a framework of past and present technological advancements towards achieving a better environmental utilization of our railways that benefits each citizen's requirements for transportation needs in a green environment less dependent on fossil fuels thru National Train Day Celebration in State Of California.



  • [Proclamation]
    STATE OF CALIFORNIA NATIONAL TRAIN DAY PROCLAMATION


    STATE OF CALIFORNIA NATIONAL TRAIN DAY ASSOCIATION recognizing the vast diversity, economic development, productivity and contributes to California's growth that railway transportation system, networks and services has provided State Of Florida. Where our citizens and commerce needs for effective and efficient railway transportation throughout the North American Continent, keeps this great city a spirit among international and national economy moving, and strengthens the State of California's mobility and security.

    During the STATE OF CALIFORNIA RAILWAY TRANSPORTATION MONTH and during California's Railway Transportation Day, all California's Railways, including All Railroads and North American Continent Railway Systems, Private and Public Passenger are encourage to board trains of all kinds past and present traveling to the (YOUR "THEME")in California. Celebrate with the citizen of California how modern railway transportation has transformed this State and recognize the men and women who have contributed to its progress. As the California renews the commitment to increasing railway transportation productivity and commerce of all kinds to keeping State of California railway transportation system on the leading edge of importance as the> (YOUR "THEME").

    STATE OF CALIFORNIA CENTURY OF RAILWAY TRANSPORTATION system of commerce and productivity transports our citizens and delivers a wide range of goods throughout the State of California to the Nations of the North American Continent and the world imports and exports. In times of national and state concerns of the century, the railway transportation system also moved troops, passengers and carried materials and general cargo in war, in disasters, in peace time tranquilly efficiently and effectively. The State of California Heritage in preserving and enhancing the next railway century of transportation systems. Rail line community commerce resources makes the railway infrastructure, to facilitates growth in business and industry, creates employment opportunities, secures the State of California's future, and improves the quality of life for citizens of State of Florida and all rail line communities served.

    TO SUSTAIN STATE OF CALIFORNIA RAILWAY HERITAGE & FUTURE ADVANTAGES,must continue to invest in California and improve all rail line communities in California's railway transportation systems. By enhancing existing rail line community tracks, rail yard, locomotives, freight and passenger railcars, with connecting transit centers to highways, waterways, and airports, to improve fuel-efficiency and locomotive emissions reduction. The State of California has the determination to foster railway programs and services to work towards improving all kinds of railway commerce, protecting the State's environment, and furthering State of California railway economy.

    AS PART OF CALIFORNIA'S RAILWAY EFFORTS,the state has announced initiative to reverse the growing dependence on oil by developing all transportation technology and services (including railway services). To produce commercially accepted bio fuels, encourage the development hydrogen fuel cells, to power the new generation of automobiles and trucks with no air pollution emissions. The State's new policy commitment make railway transportation possible for new and emerging business opportunities to be recognized, that allow the citizens California great flexibility in freight and passenger choices, methods and vehicles of transportation, whether by engineering design of automobiles, passenger ship and boats, airplane or railway services.

    THE GREAT (STATE'S "HERO") is the name honored by citizens of California for the spirit is still alive, working towards strengthening environmental protections throughout state by improving railway transportation systems and services. Railway Transportation was designed to increase mobility of citizens while maintaining the flow of freight goods and passenger services crossing California's connecting rail line communities; our comprehensive state transportation plan includes improving railroad and railway infrastructure and services of all kinds. California is a State of determinations to make (STATE'S "HERO") Spirit proud that Florida has become a (YOUR "THEME"). By this spirit ofCalifornia welcomes historical or new, of all kinds, passenger and freight, private railcars, railway event and tour, corporate, steam power, and museum trains from all parts of the North American Continent or the world to signal train's conductor's call: "ALL BOARD" next stop (YOUR "THEME").






    [Events]
    VOLUNTEERS WANTED: RAILWAY EVENT PLANNING

    STATE OF CALIFORNIA NATIONAL TRAIN DAY ASSOCIATION, is seeking residents, business professionals, merchants, railway personnel and other qualified citizens, to take a chair, as community advisers, who will elect representatives to chair the "STATE OF CALIFORNIA NATIONAL TRAIN DAY COMMITTEES" and participate in preparations, organization and planning for the "STATE OF CALIFORNIA TRAIN DAY CELEBRATION"

    Citizens interested in volunteering time and expertise in major event planning are to "Email Resumes" and "Letter of Professional Expertise in Event Planning" to:

    Return By Email: Louis Alloin
    NTDA Chairman
    Email: cantda@usa.com


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    California Chapter National Train Day Association Contact: cantda@usa.com


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    STATE CALIFORNIA NATIONAL TRAIN DAY ASSOCIATION

    MEMBERSHIP AND COMMITTE DIRECTORY

  • Association Members
  • Committe Members

    CANTDA Membership is for organizations and citzens who wish to participate in furthering the leadership organization of statewide event planning, coordinations of event exhibits, statewide media services and support of State of California Train Day Programs.

    If you have any question feel free to email us

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        245 High School Road, Bainbridge, Wa 98110
    Louis Alloin, Founder, CEO, GIAD, ISO
         Email: atdlines@usa.com

    EVENT PROGRAM:

    WSNTDA Pro-Tem Chairman, Seattle NTD Pro-Tem Chairman, Seattle National Train Day Organizer and Coordinator. Founder of National Train Day Association and event planning committee member


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    Email Request To Be Place On This List

    If you, your company, government Agency, chamber of commerce or other organization is not a member of the State of Californiaa National Train Day Association,
    and you would like to be listed in this directory, contact us by Email:

    cantda@usa.com


    NOTE: You do not have to be a Member of CANTDA to participate in State of California Train Day Events and each rail Line community planning committee has Free Membership. You need to be registered and active in event planning.

    If you have any question feel free to email us

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    If you, your company, government agency, chamber of commerce or other organization is not a member of the State of California National Train Day Committee,
    and you would like to be listed in this directory, contact us by Email: cantda@usa.com




  • STATE OF CALIFORNIA NATIONAL TRAIN DAY ASSOCIATION
    MEMBERSHIP DUES AND PAYMENT SUBCRIPTIONS

    NOTE: You do not have to be a Member of CANTDA to participate in State California Train Day Events and each rail Line community planning committee has Free Membership.

    CANTDA Membership is for organizations and citzens who wish to participate in furthering the leadership organization of statewide event planning, coordinations of event exhibits, Statewide Media Services and support of State of California train day programs.

    If Your have any Question feel free to email us

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    MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA

    Membership in the State of California National Train Day Association/CANTDA is open to:

  • Academic
  • Railroads
  • Transit
  • Museums
  • Goverment Agencies
  • Corporations
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Association
  • Societies
  • General Public


  • GOVERNMENT AFFILIATE MEMBERS ANNUAL DUES: $100.
    AFFILIATE MEMBERS ANNUAL DUES; $150.
    INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATE MEMBERS ANNUAL DUES: $200.
    CORPORATE MEMBERS ANNUAL DUES: $175.
    REGULAR MEMBERS ANNUAL DUES: $300.
    RAILRAOD MEMBERS ANNUAL DUES; $400.
    CITIZEN MEMBERS ANNUAL DUES: $50.





    STATE OF CALIFORNIA
    NATIONAL TRAIN DAY DONATIONS


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    Our Goal Is To Raise $8,000,000.00

    State of California Chapter of National Train Day Association,intent and purpose goal is to support railroad and railway arts, performing arts, culture, heritage, preservation projects, science & technology innovations, academic scholarships, National train Day statewide rail line community event promotions and leadership diversity.

    State of California Chapter need your generous support to achieve our outstanding dedications to rail line communities, so we can foster the necesary community commimitments toward railway improvements.

    Our Committment is to strengten and support rail line community railway and we hope your gift will allow us to reach out to all rail line communities.

    Louis Alloin
    NTDA Charmen


    On January 19, 2011 State of California National Train Day Association began taking up the challenge to opening the "1st Public National Train Day Event" for State of Florida and Assisting in organizing rail line community event throughout State of California.

    State of California National Train Day Association will raise vital funds for Statewide National Train Day Events.

    State of California National Train Day Association will provide State of California Rail Line Communities, with assistance to establish, organize, and coordinate visiting tracked exhibits and other activities for a successful event.

    State of California National Train Day Association has a commitment to National Train Day mission goals and supporting the resolution established by National Train Day Objectives.

    The expected cost of the Statewide National Train Day Events is enormous. State ofCalifornia National Train Day Association would greatly appreciate any assistance's to help in reaching the invested mission goals. Donation will bring State of California National Train Day Association closer to it mission goal to help rail line communities of State of California participate in National Train Day Celebration.

    State of California National Train Day Association will be inviting State of California resident, visiting tourist to Celebrate National Train Day throughtout State of California from the local rail line business community's to families from the local area to enjoy exhibits, displays and entertainment.

    Thank you for taking the time to read State of California National Train Day Association mission goals and National Train Day Resolution.

    If you would like any more information on State of California National Train Day Association, please email us






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