Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New SD&AE article on line


At the dawn of the twentieth century, the sleepy town of San Diego seemed to be cut off to progress from the rest of the nation. For many years, San Diego leaders had sought a direct-line railroad in order to provide for the military, develop the port, and be connected to outside markets. Finally, in December of 1906, local newspaper headlines reported: “Rail from San Diego to Yuma assured.”

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Across Carrizo Gorge

The Carizzo Gorge Railway (NOTE: Mission Impossible Theme for The Impossible Railroad)