THE COLUMBIA AND NEHALEM VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY
March 7, 1902: Goodsell, Giltner, and Sewell of Portland are the principle investors. They plan a terminal at Columbia City and another at Pittsburg.
ON TO THE NEHALEM
— April 25, 1902: The Columbia City Railroad is designed to be 10-12 miles long and will run from Columbia city westward to the waters of Oak Ranch Creek. It will use 6 logging engines.
GILTNER AND SEWELL SELL RAILROAD
— June 29, 1906: Large timber land deal: 5,000 acres sold by Giltner and Sewell of Portland to Peninsular Lumber Co., for $200,000. Includes a logging railroad five miles long with dockage on the Columbia river front near Columbia City. The sales price is based on stumpage of $1.25 per thousand. The Peninsular Lumber Company operates a sawmill near St. Johns and will raft logs to the mill.