West Portal to Tunnel 11 - Looking east at the west portal to Tunnel 11.
Yellow Box Wreck - On or about May 5, 1965, a student engineer on his first day of work accelerated too fast around the turn by passing Tunnel 7 and this yellow box car derailed.
The car... (more)
Goat Canyon - Built in 1932 to by pass a tunnel that had collapsed in an earthquake (located to the right, out of the frame) the trestle at Goat Canyon in the Carrizo Gorge is over 180 feet... (more)
The West Portal of Tunnel 18 - Looking east through Tunnel 18.
The wooden trestle at Goat Canyon is nearly a mile behind us and the former station at Dos Cabezas lies 6 track miles ahead... (more)
The Little Engine that Can't - A forlorn Alco S-4 switcher sits facing the gorge on a house track in the yard at Jacumba.
Spring in the Carrizo Gorge - Looking into the gorge from near the tracks, two wrecked box cars cling to the steep canyon wall.
The cars derailed in an accident in the 80’s where the t... (more)
The East Entrance to Tunnel 8 - Looking east out of the darkness of Tunnel 8, the longest tunnel on the Desert Line, an old steel water tank is visible on the right.
The tank is about 8 ... (more)
West Portal of Tunnel 9 - Looking through the west portal of Tunnel 9, towards the west portal of Tunnel 10.
This railroad was embargoed in 2008 and there have been no trains running on... (more)
On the Ground at Dubbers - The first of a set of five (5) former Chicago Northwestern (CNW) commuter cars that were acquired by Chicago Metra (METX) and later sold as surplus lies derailed ... (more)
East of Dubbers Spur - Looking east towards the gorge, the main line of the Desert Line enters Tunnel #5 just around the corner a head.
Goat Canyon trestle is is seven (7) track miles aw... (more)
Tunnel 5 - Westbound Approach - Looking through Tunnel #5, a group of about 15 hikers rest in the shade on a warm March day in the gorge. Tunnel #5, like Tunnel #21 is the first of the gor... (more)
Trestle Past MP 97 - After rolling through Tunnel #5, the track is now in the Carrizo Gorge and this is the view looking eastward at MP 97.
Goat Canyon trestle is is six (6) track miles ... (more)
Picked Switch (Derailment) at MP 96 - The first of a set of five (5) former Chicago Northwestern (CNW) commuter cars that were acquired by Chicago Metra (METX) and later sold as surplus lie... (more)
Inside View of METX 7773 at Dubbers Spur - On Dubbers Spur there sits a set of five (5) former Chicago Northwestern (CNW) commuter cars that were acquired by Chicago Metra (METX) and later ... (more)
Bridge at MP 95.9 - Looking down the main line of the Desert Line towards Dubbers Spur (where the cars are located) and Tunnel #5 where the line enters the gorge from the drop off point at ... (more)