Grasping the Scale of the Carrizo Gorge - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] - In order to grasp the massive scale of the Carrizo Gorge, the Railroad: Carrizo Gorge RailroadLocomotive: - - - -Location: Jacumba, California, USALocomotive #: - - - -Train ID: - - - -Photo Date: March 12, 2017
Flintstone Rocks Near MP 96 - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] -A fissured formation of Tonalite reminiscent of a Flintstones episode lines the right of way between the West Portal of Tunnel 5 and... (more)
The West Portal to Tunnel 7 - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] -Approaching the West Portal of Tunnel 7 from the Jacumba end of the Desert Line on the way to the wooden trestle at Goat Canyon. ... (more)
Yellow Rabbit Bush - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] -Yellow Rabbit Bush from the unusually wet Winter of 2017.
Rock Fall Between Tunnel 13 and 14 - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] -Rocks on the tracks from the unusually wet Winter of 2017.
Yucca at Goat Canyon - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] -Yucca (Yucca whipplei) on the wall of Goat Canyon with the great wooden trestle in the background.
The tank car on the hillside is part ... (more)
The West Portal of Tunnel 8 - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] -Air vent tubes from the 2004 rebuild of Tunnel 8, lie outside the west end of the bore between the west portal of 8 and the east por... (more)
Carrizo Siding - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] - I found this siding listed as "Carrizo Gorge Siding" on an old topo map of the area and it is not referenced in my copy of the Altamon... (more)
Bridge 7 - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] - One of the many trestle bridges on the Desert Line skirts the hill side as it snakes it's way through the Carizzo Gorge.
The Collapse of the East Portal of Tunnel 16 - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] - Debris from the collapse of the rock around the east portal of Tunnel 16 lies in the road bed after an unusually w... (more)
Debris Pile at the Mouth of Tunnel 16 - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] - A view of the debris pile made up of shattered tunnel bore and large boulders in the East Portal of Tunnel 16.
The Seven Sisters from Mile Post 102 - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] - Looking east at the set of bridges that are collectively known as the Seven Sisters from the West Portal of the old Tunnel... (more)
METRA Bi-Levels at Dubbers Spur - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] - A set of four former Chicago Northwestern (later METRA) cars sit on Dubbers Spur which is adjacent to the De Anza Desert Resort ... (more)
Interior of Tunnel 11 - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] - Looking west thorough Tunnel 11 from the east portal.
Most of the tunnels on the desert line are still supported with 100 year old wood... (more)
West Portal of Tunnel 11 - [Gorge Ride 2017 Series] - A large Cholla (Genus Cylindropuntia) with numerous blooms on it prepare to burst forward after an unusually wet winter in the Sonoran... (more)