Montpelier to Paris

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  • States: Idaho   
  • Railroads: OSL, UP   

The Paris Branch

Point of Interest

GOOGLE MAPS no longer available: With apologies, I am unable to continue showing Google Maps. Google has forced my hand by increasing their map usage fee from nothing/free to OVER $300 A MONTH for the Abandoned Rails website! This is an expense that I simply cannot afford. Rest assured I am looking at available open source alternatives, so maps should be back online soon!

Greg Harrison

The Oregon Short Line Railroad built this spur line from their mainline in Montpelier to Paris in 1911. Abandonment of the line came in 1942 under Union Pacific lease.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: 13751 Date: 5/20/1942 Section: 1
Application of Oregon Short Line Railroad Company for authority to abandon the line itself and of the Union Pacific Railroad Company for abandonment of operation thereof of railroad known as the Paris Branch extending from Montpelier to Paris, within Bear Lake County, Idaho, a distance of 9.495 miles.
Length: 9.495 miles Citation: 254 ICC 802  

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