Treadwell Junction to Porque

The Treadwell Branch

The Treadwell Branch was built in 1901 by the Southern Pacific, and branched from The Oil City Branch at Treadwell Junction. It was built to serve the Kern River oil fields just north of Bakersfield, California, and ran to a location named "Porque". It was abandoned in 1928.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: 7074 Date: 8/1/1928 Section: 1
Application of Southern Pacific Railroad and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway for certificate to abandon the Treadwell Branch between Treadwell Junction and Porque, in Kern County, California; a distance of 2.471 miles.
Length: 2.471 miles Citation: 145 ICC 689  

The Treadwell Branch was a spur off the Oil City Branch, both of which served the Kern River Oilfield just north of Bakersfield, California.

John Sweetser
Bakersfield, CA

[Thanks John, I've updated this page to reflect.  —Greg Harrison]


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