This weekend, the Coos Bay Rail Line (CBRL) welcomes the Pacific Railcar Operators (PRO) on the line. PRO is a nonprofit corporation that provides railcar excursion coordinators a safe, legal and professional environment for sponsoring excursions on the North American railroads. PRO invites the public to come to the Oregon Coast Historical Railway Museum on Saturday afternoon to see and learn more about speeders and railroading.Read More
This blog series on community, industry, and business in Southwest Oregon from the Port’s perspective.
This past month, a couple of Port staff took a tour of the Coos Bay, Georgia-Pacific (GP) sawmill to better understand and get to know one of our main shippers on the Coos Bay rail line. On an average day, GP ships approximately 12 rail cars on the Coos Bay Rail Link out of the facility. This is significant as each rail car has enough framing lumber to construct about six houses!Read More
A couple weeks ago, the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (OIPCB) and Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR) hosted the National American Railcar Operators Association (NARCOA) group on the Coos Bay rail line. NARCOA is a national non-profit organization that is “dedicated to the preservation and safe, legal operation of railroad equipment historically used for maintenance of way.”Read More