Vaca Valley to Esparto

The Winters Branch

The abandoned railroad route between Vaca Valley and Esparto, known as The Winters Branch, of which 21.95 miles have been abandoned, was once operated in California by the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Historic ICC Abandonment Filings

SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
Docket Number: AB-12 Sub 13 Date: 9/10/1973 Section: 1(18)
Application for authority to abandon the end portion of its Winters Branch betw. MP 69.00 at or near Vaca Valley and the end of the branch at MP 89.95, at or near Esparto, in Solano and Yolo Counties, Calif., together with all sidings, spur tracks and appurtenances., a distance of 21.95 mi.
Length: 21.95 miles Citation:  

I have a site with photos of railroad related structures in Winters. I believe that the diamond match company was in the process of removing their structures.

http://www.nonotuck.us/kens/winters_branch

Ken Harstine
Holyoke, MA
2/26/2014

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http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,1858494

This line has been reopened !!!

Joshua
N/a, AR
8/28/2016

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The Winters Branch is not the West Valley Line and is not likely to be re-opened. Most of the old on-line businesses are closed and the rest have not had any rail service for nearly 20 years now and therefore don't likely need it.

Ken Harstine
Holyoke, MA
8/30/2016

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Google this rail line and I got men sits that say (up) railroad reopened the line so if there is no money to by made then why is it bing reopened .

Joshua
N/a, AR
9/3/2016

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Shortened Link: http://a-r.us/wk8
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