Falls City to Black Rock

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Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
Docket Number: 22030 Date: 4/2/1962 Section: 1(18)
Applic. for auth. to aband. that portion of its Falls City Branch, Portland Div'n. between M. P. 743.200 at or near Falls City and the end of said branch at or near Black Rock, a distance of 3.600 mi., together with all sidings, spur tracks and appurtenances, in Polk County, Oregon.
Length: 3.6 miles Citation:  
SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
Docket Number: 23375 Date: 11/5/1964 Section: 1(18)
Applic. for auth. to aband. that portion of the line and operation thereover of its Falls City Branch, Portland Div'n., betw. M.P. 740.943 near Buman and the end of the branch at Falls City, a distance of 2.257 mi., together with all sidings, spur tracks and appurtenances in Polk County, Oregon.
Length: 2.257 miles Citation:  
SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
Docket Number: 24783 Date: 10/16/1967 Section: 1(18)
Applic. for auth. to aband. port. of line of rr & oper. of its Dallas Branch, Portland Div., betw. M.P. 735.350 at or near Dallas & the end of such branch at M.P.740.943 at or near Buman, together with all sidings, spur tracks and appurtenances, a dist. of 5.593 mi. all in Polk Co., Oreg.
Length: 5.593 miles Citation:  

There were also some logging RRs opperating in the area. When I lived there a few years ago I found the remaines of a stacked log crib type tresle. Find Berry Creek Falls you find the tresle. It's slightly SW of Falls City on Valsetz Rd.

Dan Hathaway
Bandon , OR
2/18/2011

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Concrete abutments remain for at least four crossings of the creek between Falls City and Black Rock. The abutments also remain at Black Rock that was the start of the logging line and used by SP as a turning Y.

Kenn Lantz
Clackamas , OR
9/27/2015

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