This branch line was originally constructed in the 1880s. The branch left the SP main line at Bryn Mawr, also known as Redlands Jct. and headed north for about a mile, parallel to what is now California Ave. It then turned east, parallel to Citrus Ave. It then made a broad S-curve across Redlands Blvd. into downtown Redlands. Just east of downtown it ran parallel to the Santa Fe's Redlands Branch for a mile or so and then headed east to Crafton, where the SP line ended. Most customers were orange growers' packinghouses. The line was gradually cut back starting in the 1960s. By 1984, the tracks ended just past the Orange Ave. grade crossing in downtown Redlands, but the entire line appeared to be out of service by then. As of 2003, some parts of the right-of-way were still traceable. The area near Redlands Jct. is being graded for a housing development.
Application of Southern Pacific Railroad Company and of Southern Pacific Company to abandon portion of the Redlands Branch between Grafton and Greenspot a, distance of 1.795 miles within San Bernardino County, California.
Length: 1.795 miles
Citation: 252 ICC 811
Southern Pacific Railroad
Docket: AB 12 Sub 49
Application filed for authority to abandon a line of railroad extending from MP 547.86 near Redlands, 2nd street, in an easterly direction to the end of the branch at MP 551.5' near Crafton, a distance of 3.71 miles In San Bernadino County, Calif. (This Includes the stations of Redlands, 2nd street, and Crafton.)