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San Joaquin Valley Railroad

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San Joaquin Valley Railroad
Posted by BNSF_GP60M on Sunday, October 2, 2005 12:45 AM
I am looking for any information on the San Joaquin Valley Railroad in California. I know that they are part of RailAmerica put that's is really it. Anything will do.

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Posted by nanaimo73 on Sunday, October 2, 2005 1:08 AM
What would you like to know ? Here is a map.
http://www.railamerica.com/railmaps/SJVR.htm

San Joaquin Valley Railroad began on Jan. 2, 1992 with a collection of branch lines formerly owned by Southern Pacific. Later on it aquired some former ATSF lines which were called the Tulare Valley RR. SJVR operates between Bakersfield and Fresno, California. When it started the had 50 miles of track, 25 customers and 20 employees and now has about 312 miles of track, with 75 employees and over 200 customers.

Here are some pictures of their power.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoList.aspx?id=SJVR

The April 1993 Trains listed power as 101 ex UP GP9, 103 ex UP GP20M, 104 ex UP GP9, 1751, 1754, 1755 ex SP GP9s, 1825 ex IC GP28, 2035, 2038 ex SP GP20, 2043 ex SSW GP20.

The 2003 roster had 2 GP15-1 107, 110
6 GP9 1751, 1754, 1755, 1761, 1763, 1764
3 GP28 1825, 1826, 1829
7 GP20 2035-2038, 2041-2043.
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Posted by ericsp on Sunday, October 2, 2005 2:13 AM

Try these links:
http://www.trains.com/trccs/forums/736754/ShowPost.aspx
http://www.trains.com/trccs/forums/1/526817/ShowPost.aspx#526817
http://www.trains.com/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=35242

SJVR Lines
1) Clovis Branch - Starts at Connection with the Fresno Line (south of downtown Fresno) runs to BNSF mainline (ex-SP, branch, not BNSF mainline), then from connection with BNSF at Blackstone Avenue and McKinley Avenue area to Clovis Avenue and McKinley Avenue in Fresno (ex-ATSF), from here lines go to Las Palmas (Clovis Avenue and Olive Avenue) and Hammerfield (Shields Avenue at Clovis Avenue) (both ex-SP)
2) Fresno Line/Bakersfield Line - SJVR has trackage rights from Fresno Yard to Algoso. Rights are exercised from Fresno Yard to Exeter Branch, Goshen Junction to Goshen, and Famoso to Algoso.
3) West Side Line (ex-SP) - Begins at connection with Fresno Line north of station of Fresno. Runs west then northwest to Oxalis (Highway 33 at Hudson Avenue, Fresno County)
4) Riverdale Branch (ex-SP) - Runs from connection with the West Side Line at Ingle (west of Kerman) south then southeast to Burrel.
5) Exeter Branch (ex-SP) - Runs from connection with the Fresno Line at Fresno to Richgrove. Section form Lac Jac to Reedley is ex-ATSF. Formerly ran from connection with the Fresno Line at Fresno to another connection with the Fresno Line at Famoso
6) Visalia Branch (ex-SP) - Runs from connection with Fresno Line at Goshen to connection with the Exeter Branch at Exeter.
7) Loma Branch (ex-ATSF) - Runs from connection with Visalia Branch to Loma.
8) Lindsay Branch - Runs east from connection with Exeter Branch at Exeter for about ¾ mile (ex-VE) then south to southern Lindsay (ex-ATSF).
9) Ultra Branch (ex-ATSF) - runs from connection with Exeter Branch at Ducor to Ultra.
10) Richgrove Branch (ex-SP) - runs from connection with Exeter Branch at Richgrove to Jovista.
11) Hollis Branch (ex-SP) - Runs from connection with the Fresno Line at Famoso to Hollis, former southern end of the Exeter Branch.
12) Coalinga Branch (ex-SP) - runs from connection with Fresno Line at Goshen Junction to Huron.
13) Oil City Branch (ex-SP) runs from connection with Fresno Line at Oil Junction to Maltha.
14) Landco Branch (ex-ATSF) runs from connection with Fresno Line at Oil Junction to connection with BNSF mainline at Mopeco.
15) Buttonwillow Branch (ex-SP) - Circuitously runs from connection with Bakersfield Line at Kern Junction to Buttonwillow.
16) Sunset Railway (ex-Sunset Railway [SP/ATSF]) - Runs from connection with Buttonwillow Branch at Gosford to Taft. The section from Levee to Taft is out of service.
17) Arvin Branch (ex-SP) - Runs from connection with Bakersfield Line at Algoso to Arvin.

I got the former SP line names from the 1989 SP Wester Regional Timetable. The former ATSF line names are what I call them. I do not know what SJVR calls any of its lines.

In Fresno, Tulare, and Kings counties, SJVR has primarily agriculture related customers: ag chemical distributors, feed mills, a couple of ag chemical plants, tomato processing plants, and packing houses. They also serve some box plants, places that manufacture products using plastic pellets, and lumberyards. Down in Kern county, it is about the same but add oil refineries, a couple of NGL plants, asphalt terminals, and composite roofing shingle plants to that. They also serve a lumber mill in Terra Bella.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 2, 2005 3:26 PM
nanaimo73 and ericsp,

Would like to cut and paste your postings to a mail list. Is it OK?

Jim
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Posted by nanaimo73 on Sunday, October 2, 2005 3:49 PM
Fine with me Jim.
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Posted by ericsp on Sunday, October 2, 2005 7:50 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by SP9033

nanaimo73 and ericsp,

Would like to cut and paste your postings to a mail list. Is it OK?

Jim

It is fine with me.

"No soup for you!" - Yev Kassem (from Seinfeld)

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Posted by Billyda on Friday, September 8, 2017 3:10 PM

does anyone know when the tracks on McKinley Ave going east from temperance were removed?

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