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Southern Pacific Railroad Central Valley Water Project Shasta Dam

Southern Pacific Railroad train on relocated line from the Central Valley Water Project Shasta Dam

The Central Valley Water Project and construction of the Shasta Dam forced SP to relocate about 37 miles of railroad north of Redding. Construction started in 1938 and was completed in 1939. Train PTCIY (Extra 9276 West) is at milepost 286 near Lakehead on June 8, 1980. This is near the northern end of the line relocation. The train had engines 9276, 9239, and 8902. Disk 19