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  • States: Oregon   
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The Jefferson Street Branch

An abandoned railroad line in Portland, known as The Jefferson Street Branch, of which .457 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in Oregon by the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: AB 12 Sub 3 Date: 8/9/1972 Section: 1(18)
Appl. filed to abandon end portion of Jefferson Street Branch from MP 774.259 to MP 774.716, a distance of 0.457 miles in the City of Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.
Length: 0.457 miles Citation:  

The segment described in AB-12 sub3 serviced the riverside Multnomah Plywood plant until it closed. Given a large portion of the facility was built on pilings, this site was subject to marina and condo redevelopment in 1983. The ROW remains as a grassy strip of land.

Nicholas Todd
Las Vegas, NV


Originally the Oregonian RR, covered well in "Southern Pacific in Oregon" by Austin and Dill. After SP took it over for the red electrics they drilled the Elk Rock tunnel to replace the trestle along the river. At low water some remains of the trestle still show.

Kenn Lantz
Clackamas, OR


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