Willows to Kurand

The Kurand Branch

The abandoned railroad route between Willows and Kurand, known as The Kurand Branch, of which 6.184 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in California by the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: 18182 Date: 6/2/1953 Section: 1
App. of Southern Pacific Railroad Company and Southern Pacific Company for permission to the former to physically abandon its entire so-called Kurand Branch and to the latter to abandon operation thereover as lessee, extending easterly from a point of connection at Milepost 149.906 near Willows, to the end of the branch at Milepost 156.090 near Kurand, in Glenn County, California, a distance of approximately 6.184 miles.
Length: 6.184 miles Citation:  

Do you have a map of this branch? I have mapped out the Fruto Branch and Colusa Branch, but never heard of the Kurand Branch. Kurand doesn't even come up on google except for this.

Santa Rosa, CA, CA


As far as I can tell from USGS maps this is on the Fruto Branch. Kurand is about 5.1 miles west of Willows.

Chuck Jones
San Juan Capistrano, CA


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Do you have any pictures or information about The Kurand Branch? Please . You will get credit for anything you contribute.