The Treadwell Branch

Treadwell Junction to Porque, CA

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.

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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
Docket: 7074 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 11 Citation: 145 ICC 689
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