San Diego & Arizona Railway:

The Impossible Railroad

by

Reena Deutsch

 

Hello. Upcoming “Impossible Railroad” 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 their descriptions.

 

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 most 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 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. These and other events and programs can also be found by linking to the Centennial pages at the PSRM.org website.

 

 

EVENTS

Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:30-8 pm                            Slide show

History of the San Diego & Arizona Railway – “The Impossible Railroad” [Presentation  #1*]

Coachella Valley Archaeological Society

The Portola Community Center

45-480 Portola Avenue

Palm Desert, CA 92260

Monthly meeting

Information at cvarch.org (no fee)

 

Saturday, January 5, 2019, 6:30-8 pm                              Slide show

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

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

      652 Palm Canyon Drive

Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Information and reservations at 760-767-3098 or abdnha.org (fee)

 

Sunday, January 6, 2019, 8 am-5 pm                               Tour

Dos Cabezas mine, Dos Cabezas Railroad Station, Dos Cabezas spring

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

      652 Palm Canyon Drive

      Borrego Springs, CA 92004

High clearance 4 wheel-drive vehicle required

Information and reservations at 760-767-3098 or abdnha.org (no fee)

 

Monday, January 28, 2019, 10-11:30 am                          Slide show

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

San Diego Oasis

      Grossmont Learning Center

      5500 Grossmont Center Drive

      Suite 269

      La Mesa, CA 91942

Information and reservations at oasisnet.org/San-Diego-CA (fee)

 

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 6:30-8 pm                          Slide show

Why and how SD&A’s Goat Canyon Trestle was built [Presentation  #2*]

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

      652 Palm Canyon Drive

      Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Information and reservations at 760-767-3098 or abdnha.org (fee)

 

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 8 am-4 pm                           Hike

China Camp

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

      5 miles round-trip hike to an SD&A Railway survey camp and construction camp

      652 Palm Canyon Drive

      Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Information and reservations at 760-767-3098 or abdnha.org (no fee)

 

Summer and fall 2019 (dates TBD)                                  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 1, 2019, 6 pm                                         Slide show

C100! [Presentation  #5*]

Spring Valley Historical Society

      Spring Valley, CA 91976

Information at svhistoricalsociety.org

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019                                                   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

 

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

C100! [Presentation  #5*]

Coronado Historical Association

      Coronado, CA

Information at 619-435-7242 or coronadohistory.org

 

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11 am                                       Slide show

C100! [Presentation  #5*]

El Cajon Historical Society

      El Cajon, CA 92020

Information at elcajonhistory.org

 

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

NEW PROGRAM

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

Sierra Club

      Joyce Beers Community Center

      3900 Vermont St

      San Diego, CA 92103

Monthly meeting

Information at sandiegosierraclub.org (no fee)

 

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

C100! [Presentation  #5*]

La Mesa Historical Society

      La Mesa, CA 91942

Information at lamesahistory.com

 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 1-2 pm                                  Slide show

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

San Diego History Center

      Balboa Park

      San Diego, CA 92101

Information at 619-232-6203 or sandiegohistory.org (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 19 or 26 (date TBD)                               Movie and organ concert

San Diego & Arizona Railway Centennial silent movie and organ music

Spreckels Organ Society

      32nd annual International Summer Organ Festival

      1920s silent movie (film TBD) featuring the SD&A, accompanied by organ music

      Spreckels Organ and Pavilion

      Balboa Park

      San Diego, CA 92101

Information at spreckelsorgan.org (no fee)

 

September 7, 2019                                                         Festival

SD&A GROUNDBREAKING FESTIVAL

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

      112th anniversary of the San Diego & Arizona Railway groundbreaking

      Featuring a re-enactment of the September 7, 1907, SD&A groundbreaking ceremony

      Campo Railroad Park and Museum

      Campo, CA 91906

Information at 619-465-7776 or psrm.org

 

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 re-enactment of the November 15, 1919, SD&A gold spike ceremony

      Campo Railroad Park and Museum

      Campo, CA 91906

Information at 619-465-7776 or psrm.org

 

 

*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 November 21, 2018

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