St. Paul & Pacific in Watsonville, CA (March 2021)
In mid-2018, Progressive Rail Inc. reached an agreement with the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission to serve as the freight carrier on the Santa Cruz Branch Line. PGR formed the St. Paul & Pacific. The new entity was confined to switching in Watsonville. Citing losses, PGR handed daily operations over to the Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific Railway in spring 2021.
The following video clips were filmed in March 2021, featuring the St. Paul & Pacific bringing an empty centerbeam from Big Creek Lumber to the Union Pacific interchange at Watsonville Jct.