The Matheson Branch

Matheson to Kett, CA

—  ICC Abandonment Filings  —

Southern Pacific Railroad
Docket: AB 12 (Sub-No. 6 6/28/1979 Section: 1a
Application filed for authority to abandon 4.44 miles of branch track consisting of the Matheson Branch extending from MP 267.64 at or near Matheson, to MP 263.20 at or near Kett in Shasta County, California.
Length: 4.44 miles

—  User Comments  —

Can I add the route where this went? I know where it used to go. This isn't a well known branch. This actually used to be the SP Mainline before the Shasta Dam was built. The building of Shasta Dam made it necessary to move the tracks. The old track went up until Shasta Dam and was used a branch line. It was then abandoned and turned into a trail. I haven't found much pictures on this. Don't know why this is not very well known.

Tamir Nassar
Sacramento, CA