Calipatria to Holtville

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Greg Harrison

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This Southern Pacific line ran between a connection in Calipatria to the Holtville Interurban Railway in Holtville. This view is looking due north at CA Route 115 & Kamm Road along the line in Holtville. Photo by William Wilsford, June 2007.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: 22168 Date: 7/10/1962 Section: 1(18)
Appl. for authority to abandon portion of the Sandia Branch, Los Angeles Division between Milepost 676.007 at or near Calipatria & Milepost 689.123 at or near Moss, a distance of approximately 13.116 miles, together with all sidings, spur track & appurtenances. This line proposed to be abandoned is located in the County of Imperial, Calif.
Length: 13.116 miles Citation:  
Docket Number: 25018 Date: 3/12/1968 Section: 1(18)
Applic. for auth. to aband. that portion of its Sandia Branch, Los Angeles, Division, betw. M.P. 689.123, at or near Moss, to M.P. 691, at or near Orita, together with all sidings, spur tracks, & appurtenances, a dist. of 1.877 mi., located in Imperial County, Calif.
Length: 1.877 miles Citation:  

According to another post, this line was abandoned in 1972 and the tracks removed in the 1980s.

Greg Harrison
Haslet, TX


the Section from just north of Orita at MOSS to Calipatria was removed in 1962.

Skeeter Rose
El Centro, CA


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