Modesto and Empire Traction Company M&ET #524

Nature of Firm

The M&ET operates freight and switching services from a connection with UP at Modesto, CA to a connection with BNSF at Empire, CA (5 miles). M&ET operates on nearly 40 miles of main line, yard and industry tracks, Traffic is food products, wine, syrup, plastics, paper products and manufacturing commodities.


The M&ET was incorporated October 7, 1911. Passenger service was discontinued in 1917.

Company Information

Company AffiliationBeard Land & Investment Company
Interchange PointsModesto, CA
Agreement TypeHandling Carrier
Information Exchange MethodFax, phone, EDI
Participates in REN/ISS