Tulasco to Metropolis

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The Metropolis Branch

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Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
Docket Number: 1563 Date: 1922 Section: 1
Southern Pacific for a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing the abandonment of the Metropolis Branch operated by the Southern Pacific Company.
Length: Unknown Citation: 72 ICC 404  

The abandoned line running west from Wells was probably SP's orginal mainline to Reno. It was just straightened out at some point.

Walter Imhof
Manorville, NY
9/29/2012

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It was the railroad Connection to Metropolis, today a ghost-town. The line was discontinued in 1922. Read the very interresting Story of Metropolis in Wikipedia!

Beat Witzig
Switzerland
4/15/2016

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There was a wye at the end of the branch. In between BLM road and Burnt Creek.

Walter Imhof
Reno, NV
4/15/2016

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My 2012 post about UP's original line might actually be the WP.

Walter Imhof
Reno, NV
4/15/2016

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