The Bodie & Benton Railway
The Bodie & Belton Railway ran between the now ghost towns of Mono Mills and Bodie, CA. Constructed in 1881, its primary traffic was gold and lumber, and was planned (and graded) to connect to Belton, CA, hence the name, although this never came to fruition. (Right of way)
|Image: David Mayer, Wikipedia Commons. One of numerous historical markers preserving the memory of the railroad outside of Bodie.|
Like many railroads that hauled timber, it constructed numerous temporary spurs to tap into the timbers of the northern California forests in the Mono Mills area.
Old Photograph of Bodie train carrying logs. (Scripophily)