The Patterson and Western Railroad

Patterson to Jones, CA

This 3-foot narrow gauge railroad wended its way from a connection with a Southern Pacific line in Patterson westward through the Del Puerto Canyon to a site named "Jones". Built in 1916, it served a number of magnesite mines as part of the war effort during World War I.

It operated for only 4 years, and was abandoned in 1921. Today, Del Puerto Canyon Road runs atop its right-of-way.

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