Tonopah Junction to Benton

The Mina Branch

The abandoned railroad route between Tonopah Junction and Benton, known as The Mina Branch, of which 50 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in California and Nevada by the Central Pacific Railroad and the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
Docket Number: 9896 Date: 3/20/1933 Section: 1
App. of Central Pacific Ry. Co. and Southern Pacific Co.for certificate to abandon that part of the Mina Branch between Tonopah Junction, Mineral County, Nevada, and Tom, Mono County, California, a distance of 76 miles; and the Mound House Branch, between Churchill and Mound House, Lyon County, Nevada, a distance of 26 miles.
Length: 102 miles Citation: 199 ICC 255  
Also under this filing: The Mound House Branch   
SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
Docket Number: 11285 Date: 7/23/1936 Section: 1
App. of Central Pacific Co. and of Southern Pacific Company, its lessee, for authority to abandon that portion of the so-called Mina Branch, owned by Central Pacific Ry. Co. and operated by Southern Pacific Co, between Tonopah Junction, Mineral County, Nevada and Benton, Mono County, Calif, a distance of approximately 50 road miles, together with all sidings, spur tracks and appurtenances.
Length: 50 miles Citation: 224 ICC 291  

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