The abandoned railroad route between Fernley and Flanigan of which 60.647 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in Nevada by the Southern Pacific Railroad.
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What if you had too much monie and you wanted to buy this old rail road right of way and run it all the way into susanville station?
dick van hoosear
Lassen co.Litchfield, CA
Wouldn't matter how much money you had, the old r-o-w going through the Pyramid Indian Res reverted back to the tribe, and there's no way they will give it back up.
I will say, the roadbed is still quite easy to track from the highway.
I belive this is sp's abandoned pyramid lake line;the reason why they had to use up to access the modoc line, instead of using their own rails.
Leo's got it right.
Well, the SP abandoned this route after they acquired trackage rights on the WP from Flanigan to Weso (near Winnemucca). That section was not needed any more. The Ogden Gateway agreement with the UP ran out in 1966 and the SP started running their trains back down their mainline into California before turning east and staying on their own rails. This generated more revenue for them.
Do you have any pictures or information about Fernley to Flanigan? Please