The abandoned railroad route between Redding and Coram, known as The Keswick Branch, of which 14.07 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in California by the Central Pacific Railroad and the Southern Pacific Railroad.
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The Keswisk Branch was originally part of the SP mainline between Redding and Dunsmuir prior to the construction of Shasta Dam. The branch ran alongside the Sacramento River over the entire distance. Between Coram and Dunsmuir the old mainline roughly paralleled the Sacramento River, much of which is now inundated by Shasta Lake. This branch/old mainline was replaced by the existing mainline that runs north from Redding, across the Sacramento River, and eventually across the Pitt River highway/railroad bridge across Shasta Lake, rejoining the old mainline south of Dunsmuir.
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