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Ventura County Railroad

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Ventura County Railroad

Ventura County Railroad
Reporting mark VCRR
Locale Oxnard, California
Dates of operation 1998–
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Length 12 miles (19 km)[1]
Headquarters Port Hueneme, California
Website Ventura County Railroad (VCRR)

The Ventura County Railroad (reporting mark VCRR) is a class III railroad subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming, connecting the Union Pacific Railroad in Oxnard to South Oxnard and Port Hueneme. It began operations in 1998 under RailAmerica, leasing its lines from the Ventura County Railway (reporting mark VCY), owner of lines first opened in about 1905 that have remained independent of larger carriers. The railroad serves industrial areas including the Port of Hueneme and Naval Facilities Expeditionary Logistics Center at Naval Base Ventura County.


  • History 1
  • Traffic 2
  • Motive Power 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The VCRR's earliest predecessor, the Bakersfield and Ventura Railway, was incorporated in February 1903, and in about 1905 opened its lines, which included one east to Round Mountain (near the

  • Ventura County Railroad

External links

  1. ^ a b "RailAmerica's Empire". Trains Magazine (Kalmbach Publishing). June 2010. 
  2. ^ Interstate Commerce Commission, 43 Val. Rep. 287 (1933): Valuation Docket No. 1126, Ventura County Railway Company
  3. ^ Edward A. Lewis, American Shortline Railway Guide, 5th Edition, Kalmbach Publishing, 1996, pp. 321-322
  4. ^ Railroad Retirement Board, Employer Status Determination: Ventura County Railroad Company, 1998
  5. ^ Takenouchi, Jason (September 2, 1998). "RailAmerica Inc. Buys Rail Line Connecting Port".  


Motive Power

The railroad's main commodities are new automobiles, petroleum products and wood products. The VCRR hauls approximately 2,000 carloads annually.[1][6]



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