The abandoned railroad route between Berenda and Daulton, known as The Berenda Branch, of which 11.431 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in California by the Southern Pacific Railroad.
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This line is drawn on DeLorme's older Northern California atlas (page 119, D-6 and D-7). It crossed the ATSF/BNSF on a diamond at Kismet. According to the map a local road runs along the SP r-o-w through the farms in the area. I rode past this location in the San Joaquin, but I couldn't tell if the road was built parallel to, or over, the SP right-of-way.
This was originally a section of the Raymond Branch that was built by Southern Pacific to serve the Yosemite tourist industry. It pre-dated the Yosemite Valley Railroad. Its main function turned to serving the granite quarries at Knowles. The Daulton - Raymond portion was abandoned in the early 40's.
Do you have any pictures or information about The Berenda Branch? Please