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Union Pacific Bend Branch


Union Pacific
Des Chutes Railway (Bend Branch)


Details of the construction of this line are covered in the BNSF & Predecessors section of this website. UP operated its own trains down the line to Bend, with the frequency of service declining as the last of the Bend mills closed in the early 1980's. Continued declining traffic finally caused UP to curtail its own service by the mid-2000's, with BNSF paid to do all switching and movement of UP cars on the line.