San Diego & Arizona Railway:

The Impossible Railroad

by

Reena Deutsch

 

 

 

EVENTS

 

 

Hello. Upcoming “Impossible Railroad” and SD&A Centennial-related programs and events are listed below. Thank you for your interest.

 

Currently, there are four different presentations by author Reena Deutsch available, all approximately one hour in length (Presentations #1, 2, 3, and 4). There is also a fifth program presented by Reena Deutsch and others in conjunction with the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the San Diego & Arizona Railway during 2019 (C100!, Presentation #5).  Click here for the description of the different presentations. The Centennial celebration is detailed here. The events listed below are presented by Reena Deutsch or she collaborated on the preparation, but more Centennial-related events given by other PSRM members can be found here.

 

If you would like to discuss or request an appearance of Reena Deutsch at a booksigning, or to present a slide-show and/or lecture on the Impossible Railroad, or to participate in other book-related events, please email

 

            Info  [[at]]  ImpossibleRailroad  [[dot]]  com

 

San Diego and Arizona Railway: The Impossible Railroad books will be available for optional purchase at many of the events. A portion of author royalties goes to the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum.

 

Some of the web links below may not yet be active or updated. Dates, times, locations, and other details of events may not all be available yet or may tend to change from time to time. Please check back for updated information. More details will be provided closer to the dates of the events.

 

 

EVENTS

Saturday-Monday, May 25-27, 2019, 10 am – 5 pm          Exhibit

Early San Diego Railroad/Marine history and SD&A Centennial exhibit

Maritime Museum Festival of the Sea

      1492 N. Habor Drive

      San Diego, CA 92101

Information at sdmaritime.org or 619-234-9153  (fee)

 

Saturday, June 1, 2019, 6 pm                                         Slide show and dinner

C100! [Presentation  #5*]

Spring Valley Historical Society

      9050 Memory Lane

      Spring Valley, CA 91976

Information at 619-698-1242 or svhistoricalsociety.org

 

June 7 – November 16, 2019                                           Exhibit

San Diego & Arizona Railway Centennial Exhibit

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

      1649 El Prado

      Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

Information at 619-696-0199 or sdmrm.org  (fee)

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 11 am – 12 noon                        Slide show

Impossible Railroad 100-year history [Presentation  #1*]

San Diego Archaeological Center

      16666 San Pasqual Valley Road

      Escondido, CA 92027

Information and reservations at 760-291-0370 or sandiegoarchaeology.org

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019                                                  Slide show

C100! [Presentation  #5*]

La Mesa Club

      San Diego Model Railroad Museum

      1649 El Prado

      Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101

Information at sdmrm.org

 

Saturday, June 29, 2019                                                 Train ride in Mexico

PSRM trip on Baja California Railroad

Tijuana – Garcia – Tijuana, Mexico

Information and reservations at psrm.org   (fee)

 

Thursday, Jul 11, 2019, 10:30 am                                    Slide show

Impossible Railroad 100-year history [Presentation  #1*]

San Diego Oasis

      St. Paul’s Plaza

1429 East Palomar Street

      Chula Vista, CA 91913

Information and reservations at 619-881-6262 x1001 or oasisnet.org/San-Diego-CA  (fee)

 

Friday, July 12, 2019, 5:30-7 pm                                     Slide show and reception

C100! [Presentation  #5*]

Coronado Historical Association

      Coronado, CA

Information at 619-435-7242 or coronadohistory.org  (fee)

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11 am                                       Slide show and lunch

C100! [Presentation  #5*]

El Cajon Historical Society

      El Cajon, CA 92020

Information at 619-444-0298 or elcajonhistory.org

 

 

Friday, August 2, 2019, 6:30-8 pm                                   Slide show and food

World premiere!

Hiking the tracks to the Goat Canyon Trestle – legally! [Presentation  #4*]

Sierra Club                                                                    Slide show

      Joyce Beers Community Center

      3900 Vermont St

      San Diego, CA 92103

Monthly meeting, food

Information at sandiegosierraclub.org (no fee)

 

Thursday, August 8, 2019, 6:30 pm                                 Slide show

C100! [Presentation  #5*]

La Mesa Historical Society

      Grossmont Hospital District Steringer Auditorium, 9001 Wakarusa Street

      La Mesa, CA 91942

Information at lamesahistory.com  (no fee)

 

 

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11 am                                  Slide show

C100! [Presentation  #5*]

Santee Historical Society

      Santee, CA 92072

Information at santeehistoricalsociety.org

 

Monday, August 31, 2019, 7:30 pm                                 Movie and organ concert

Chasing Choo Choos + feature length silent film accompanied by organ

1920s silent movie featuring the SD&A Ry in honor of the SD&A Centennial

Spreckels Organ Society

      32nd annual International Summer Organ Festival – Finale

      Spreckels Organ and Pavilion

      Balboa Park

      San Diego, CA 92101

Information at spreckelsorgan.org (no fee)

 

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 8 am – 5 pm                     Festival

SD&A GROUNDBREAKING FESTIVAL

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

      112th anniversary of the San Diego & Arizona Railway groundbreaking

      Featuring a ceremony and reenactment of the September 7, 1907, SD&A groundbreaking ceremony, train rides, booksignings, food, music, lectures, clowns, face painting and balloon-twisting, plus much more

      Campo Railroad Park and Museum

      Campo, CA 91906

Information at 619-465-7776 or psrm.org  (no fee)

 

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 6:30 – 8 pm                         Happy hour and Slide show

Hiking the tracks to the Goat Canyono Trestle – legally! [Presentation  #4]

Adventure16

      4620 Alvarado Canyon Road

      San Diego, CA 92120

Information at 619-283-2374 or adventure16.com  (no fee)

 

Friday, October 11, 2019, 1 pm                                       Slide Show

C100! [Presentation  #5*]

LIFE at MiraCosta College

      One Barnard Drive (Building 1000, Room 1068)

`     Oceanside, CA 92056

Information at 760-757-2121 x6972 or miracosta.edu

 

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 5-7 pm                                 Slide Show and dinner

C100! [Presentation  #5*]

Ramona Historical Society

645 Main Street

Ramona, CA 92065

Information at 760-789-7644 or woodwardmuseum.net/

 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 1-2 pm                              Slide show

Impossible Railroad 100-year history [Presentation  #1*]

San Diego History Center

      1649 El Prado (Balboa Park), Suite 3

      San Diego, CA 92101

Information at 619-232-6203 or sandiegohistory.org (no fee)

 

Saturday, November 16, 2019                                         Celebration

SD&A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION DAY

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

      100th anniversary of the completion of the San Diego & Arizona Railway

      Featuring a reenactment of the November 15, 1919, SD&A gold spike ceremony, train rides, operating steam demonstrations, food, music, plus much more

      Campo Railroad Park and Museum

      Campo, CA 91906

Information at 619-465-7776 or psrm.org

 

NOTE: The trivia segment of “Impossible Railroad 100-year history” lectures is suspended during 2019 in order to promote the upcoming SD&A Railway Centennial celebration programs and activities. The Centennial celebration is detailed at www.PSRM.org/Centennial.

 

 

 *Click here for descriptions of Presentations #1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

 

To go to the Impossible Railroad’s home page, click here.

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Last updated May 12, 2019

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