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Welcome to the forum dedicated to discussing the logging

and railroad operations of the Pickering Lumber

Corporation and its predecessors. Although the main

topic of discussion is Pickering's Standard, CA

operation, please feel free to include the following:

the Pickering's operations in Northern California,

Texas and Louisianna, the Empire City Railway, the South
Fork Mill railroad,
the Union Construction Company, and the Sierra & San Francisco Power Company.



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The photo at right is of Sugar Pine Ry. Heisler #5 at Ralph in 1917. The engineer is Sam Wynn, fireman George Marshall is in gangway, conductor Bill Odum is the really tall gent, and on the right is brakeman Harry Lee. The man in the vest is the agent delivering orders to the crew for operation over the Sierra Ry. to Standard. From the personal collection of Brian Wise.

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