Susanville to Mason

The Westwood Branch

The abandoned railroad route between Susanville and Mason, known as The Westwood Branch, of which 25.266 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in California by the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

Docket Number: 23732 Date: 7/13/1965 Section: 1(18)
Appl. for auth. to abandon that portion of its Westwood branch, Oregon Divn., betw. M.P. 381.9 at or near Susanville, and M.P. 407.166 at or near Mason, all in Lassen Co., Calif., a dist. of approx. 25.266 miles.
Length: 25.266 miles Citation:  
Docket Number: AB-12 Sub 35 Date: 6/30/1976 Section: 1a
Application filed for authority to abandon line extending from MP 381.900 near Susanville in a westerly direction to the end of the branch at railroad MP 412.433 near Westwood, a distance of 30.533 miles in Lassen County, California. (This Includes the stations of Gouzman, Westwood Jct., Mason and Westwood)
Length: 30.533 miles Citation:  

this is now the "buz" sawyer hiking rails to trails path

mel perry
south san francisco, CA


Correction: It is the Harold T. "Bizz" Johnson Trail.

Lee Hower
Sacramento, CA


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