Kramer to Johannesburg

The abandoned railroad route between Kramer and Johannesburg of which 27.79 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in California by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway and the California, Arizona & Santa Fe Railway.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: 10156 Date: 9/22/1933 Section: 1
Application of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway and California, Arizona & Santa Fe Railway for certificate to abandon a line between Kramer, San Bernardino County, and Johannesburg, Kern County, California, a distance of 27.79 miles.
Length: 27.79 miles Citation: 193 ICC 656  

Phil Serpico's book "A Road to Riches" (Omni Publications)has some info and pictures about this line. There were gold mines in the area; the towns were named after those in the mining regions of South Africa.

Mike Palmer
Torrance, CA


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