Fernley to Flanigan, NV

—  ICC Abandonment Filings  —

Southern Pacific Railroad
Docket: 26022 1/5/1970 Section: 1(18)
Applic. for auth. to abandon that portion of its Main Line, Sacramento Division, extending from MP 275.856 at Fernley to MP 336.503 at Flanigan, a distance of 60.647 miles, in Washoe and Lyon Counties, Nevada, together with all sidings, spur tracks and appurtenances. Applicant proposes to retain and operate as siding and yard trackage that portion of said line between MP 275.856 and MP 280. SOC a distance of approximately 4.644 miles at Fernley.
Length: 60.647 miles

—  User Comments  —

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.

Greg Rose
Tempe, AZ

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.

Lancaster, CA

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.

Walter Imhof
Reno, NV