I paid way too little attention to the McCloud.  I "discovered" the McCloud in the late 50's when my Father took us fishing around Hat Creek, and we would go into Burney for supplies.  The McCloud was just finishing its line into Burney about then.  But I was only beginning to get interested in photographing trains, I actually purchased my very first copy of Trains magazine in a drug store in Burney.    But McCloud was a long drive from the Bay Area, and I visited  only a few times over the years when they were running steam charters.  I never really paid any attention to the interesting diesel operation until very end, when I made several trips .  And now it is gone.