Abandoned Rails of

Alameda County, California

—  ICC Abandonment Filings  —

Southern Pacific Railroad
Docket: 12791 2/26/1940 Section: 1
Application of Central Pacific Railway Company and Southern Pacific Railroad Company for abandonment of certain lines of railroad in Alameda County, Calif, approximately 20 miles.
Length: 20.0 miles Citation: 242 ICC 283

—  User Comments  —

This petition probably has to do with the abandonment of the Interurban Electric Railway (former SP) East Bay commuter lines. There is probably a concomitant application from the Key System to assume operations over some of the IER lines subject to these abandonment proceedings. The IER abandonment took place, I believe, in January 1941, as did the KSTL operation over former IER lines, so the time line seems appropriate.

Ken Harrison
Alameda, CA