reporting mark: MET
railroad class: Class III Shortline Railroad
There are currently 5 Modesto and Empire Traction Company radio scanner frequencies from California in our database.
|160.965||Main Line - Yard|
|161.175||Main Line - Yard|
|161.325||Main Line - Yard|
The Modesto and Empire Traction Company (reporting mark MET) is a Class III short-line railroad operating in California's San Joaquin Valley. Modesto and Empire Traction Company's owned by the Beard Land & Investment Company and the Beard family has always owned the railroad. The Beards have also created the Beard Industrial Park where the MET's customers are located. The railroad was unique in that it had operated exclusively with GE 70-ton switchers built between 1947-1955 for nearly 50 years(a former Southern Pacific EMD SW1500 switcher has been added to the roster as of late).