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Old 10-30-2005, 01:54 AM   #2
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SP's (Central Pacific's) original transcontinental line went through Reno. WP, founded in 1903 later acquired a branch line to Reno. WP also operated the Sacramento Northern (an interurban line that operated from the Bay Area to Chico). As portions of that railroad were abandoned, WP utilized trackage rights over SP to reach the disconnected portions. SP and WP did share each other's trackage between Winnemucca and Wells, NV to provide current of traffic operation in each direction.

SP's Modoc line from Oregon to the east used to join the main track east of Reno near Fernley. This "Pyramid Lake Line" was later abandoned and the line swung eastward near Flanigan to join the WP line eastward.
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