California Western M-200
CW M200 6-46 Skagit Steel & Iron Works, MAC Division, January 1926
B-B (Only rear truck powered) / diesel-hydraulic / 21 tons
History: Built new as Longview, Portland and Northern Railway #20, Longview, WA; Trona Railway #22, Trona, CA; 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
Brian Wise (son) and Howard Wise (dad) the SP 9010 Krauss-Maffei Crew Chief. As the story goes Brian was around 5 years old when his Dad Howard brought him to Castro Point (where the original railroad started). Brian grew up at the yard there and learned to repair locomotives. After the PLA moved to Brightside Yard Brian was 23 when he was the Engineer on the M200 May 21, 1988 for the Inaugural Run of the Niles Canyon Railway.
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