San Diego & Arizona Railway:

The Impossible Railroad

by

Reena Deutsch

 

The following programs related to the SD&A(E) book have occurred since the January 2011 publication.

 

If you would like to invite author Reena Deutsch to appear at a booksigning, present a slide show and/or lecture, or participate in other book-related events, and to see a description of the available programs, please click here.

 

 

Friday, January 28, 2011                                    Lecture/slide show

The Impossible Railroad through Anza-Borrego [Presentation #1*]

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association’s 39th Annual Desert Lecture Series.

Borrego Springs, CA

 

Saturday, January 29, 2011                                Interactive presentation of photographs

Impossible Railroad Odds and Ends [Presentation #3*]

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

Borrego Springs, CA

 

Saturday, January 29, 2011                                Booksigning and reception

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

Borrego Springs, CA

 

Sunday, January 30, 2011                                  Tour

Coyote Wells and Jacumba Railroad Stations

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

Ocotillo and Jacumba, CA

 

Saturday, February 5, 2011                                 Booksigning

Reeds Hobby Shop

La Mesa, CA

 

Saturday, March 5, 2011                                    Booksigning

46th Annual History Conference of the Congress of History

San Diego, CA

 

Saturday, March 19, 2011                                   Barbeque and slide show

The Impossible Railroad through Anza-Borrego [Presentation #1*]

Montesoro Naturalist Club

Canebrake, CA

 

Friday, March 25, 2011                                       Dinner and slide show

The Impossible Railroad History [Presentation #1*]

San Diego Model Railroad Association Awards Dinner

San Diego Model Railroad Museum, Balboa Park; San Diego, CA

 

Friday, April 29, 2011                                         Lecture and slide show

History of the San Diego & Arizona (Eastern) Railway and Ferrocarril Tijuana y Tecate [Presentation #1*]

Universidad Autónama de Baja California course: Globalization in Mexico and its impact on society and business

Tijuana, Mexico

 

Saturday, May 14, 2011                                     Slide show

A Photo-history of the San Diego & Arizona Railway, the “Impossible Railroad” [Presentation #1*]

San Diego Electric Railway Association monthly meeting

National City Depot, National City, CA

 

Friday, May 20, 2011                                         Booksigning, dinner, and program

Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association, Inc., Annual Dinner (50th Anniversary!)

San Diego, CA

 

Saturday, May 21, 2011                                     Booksigning

Barnes and Noble

La Mesa, CA

 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011                                 Slide show and booksigning

Construction of the San Diego & Arizona Railway, the “Impossible Railroad” [Presentation #1*]

Julian Historical Society monthly meeting

Julian, CA

 

Sunday, October 9, 2011                                    Slide show

Why is the SD&A Railway called the “Impossible Railroad?” [Presentation #1*]

San Diego Electric Railway Association Street Faire/Get Together!

National City Depot, National City, CA

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011                         Slide show

A Photographic History of the SD&A(E) Railway [Presentation #1*]

Chula Vista Live Steamers monthly meeting

National City Depot, National City, CA

Friday, December 16, 2011                                 Slide show

San Diego’s “Impossible Railroad” through the desert [Presentation #1*]

Sierra Club monthly meeting

San Diego, CA

 

Saturday, January 7, 2012                                  Slide show       (NEW PROGRAM)

The Untold Story behind the Astonishing Goat Canyon Trestle [Presentation #2*]

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

Borrego Springs, CA

 

Thursday, February 23, 2012                               Slide show and booksigning

Past, Present, and Future of John Spreckels’ San Diego & Arizona Railway – “The Impossible Railroad” [Presentation #1*]

Coronado Historical Association and Museum of History and Art

Coronado, CA

 

Saturday, March 24, 2012                                   Dinner and slide show

The Untold Story behind SD&A’s Goat Canyon Trestle [Presentation #2*]

San Diego Model Railroad Association Awards Dinner

San Diego Model Railroad Museum, Balboa Park; San Diego, CA

 

Sunday, March 25, 2012                                     Booksigning

La Mesa Village Antique Street Faire

La Mesa, CA

 

Saturday, April 14, 2012                                     Slide show

The untold story behind building SD&A’s Goat Canyon Trestle [Presentation #2*]

San Diego Electric Railway Association monthly meeting

National City Depot, National City, CA
           

Friday, May 25, 2012                                         Dinner and slide show

Imperial Valley’s “Impossible Railroad” to San Diego – The History of the San Diego & Arizona (Eastern) Railway [Presentation #1*]

Imperial County Historical Society/Pioneers Museum

Imperial, CA

 

Saturday, June 16, 2012                                     Book sales and signing

All Gauge Toy Train Association of San Diego 27th Annual Family Open House & Toy Train Meet

La Jolla, CA

     

Monday, September 24, 2012                             Slide show

San Diego & Arizona Railway: The Impossible Railroad [Presentation #1*]

Temecula Valley Historical Society meeting

Temecula, CA   

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012                            Class

San Diego & Arizona Railway: The Impossible Railroad [Presentation #1*]

OASIS Escondido

Escondido, CA

 

Friday, November 16, 2012                                 Slide show      

The History of the San Diego & Arizona (Eastern) Railway [Presentation #1*]

Historical Society of Palm Desert

Palm Desert, CA

 

Monday, April 1, 2013                                        Slide show

The Impossible Railroad [Presentation #1*]

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Afternoon Scholars Lecture Series

San Diego, CA

 

Thursday, April 18, 2013                                     Slide show

The Impossible Railroad [Presentation #1*]

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Dome Discussion

San Diego, CA

 

Saturday, May 11, 2013                                     Booksigning

Old Town Gift Company

San Diego, CA

 

Saturday, June 8, 2013                                       Interactive slide show

Impossible Railroad Odds & Ends [Presentation #3*]

San Diego Electric Railway Association

National City, CA

 

Friday, November 8, 2013                                   Slide show

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

Imperial Valley Desert Museum

Ocotillo, CA

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014                                 Class

San Diego & Arizona Railway: The Impossible Railroad [Presentation #1*]

OASIS, Rancho Peñasquitos Library

San Diego, CA

 

Saturday, September 6, 2014                              Clinic

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

Pacific Southwest Region National Model Railroad Association 2014 Convention

San Diego, CA

 

Sunday, September 6, 2014                                Clinic

The Untold Story Behind Building SD&A’s Landmark Goat Canyon Trestle [Presentation #2*]

Pacific Southwest Region National Model Railroad Association 2014 Convention

San Diego, CA

 

Saturday, November 1, 2014*                              Hike: Carrizo Gorge to the Goat Canyon Trestle                      (SPECIAL EVENT)

Sunday, November 2, 2014                                 Hike: Carrizo Gorge to the Goat Canyon Trestle                      (SPECIAL EVENT)

Hike on and along the tracks of the historic San Diego & Arizona Railway through Carrizo Gorge to the Goat Canyon Trestle!

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association.

Jacumba, CA

* Postponed to November 22

 

Saturday, January 10, 2015                                Slide show

Impossible Railroad Odds & Ends [Presentation #3*]

San Diego Electric Railway Association

National City Depot, National City, CA

 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015                            Social, dinner and program

The Impossible Landslide – Carrizo Gorge’s 1932 Goat Canyon disaster [Presentation #2*]

San Diego Association of Geologists

San Diego Model Railroad Museum, Balboa Park; San Diego, CA

 

Sunday, March 15, 2015                                     Hike: Carrizo Gorge to the Goat Canyon Trestle                      (SPECIAL EVENT)

Saturday, March 21, 2015                                   Hike: Carrizo Gorge to the Goat Canyon Trestle                      (SPECIAL EVENT)

Hike on and along the tracks of the historic San Diego & Arizona Railway through Carrizo Gorge to the Goat Canyon Trestle!

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association.

Dos Cabezas area, CA

 

Saturday, March 28, 2015                                   Slide show

Anza-Borrego’s “Impossible” Goat Canyon Trestle [Presentation #2*]

Anza-Borrego Foundation

ABDSP Visitor Center, Borrego Springs, CA

 

Thursday, October 1, 2015                                  Panel discussion

An Outside Perspective: Exploring the Impossible Railroad [Modified Presentation #1*]

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

San Diego, CA

 

Friday, October 9, 2015                                      Tour and hike

Dos Cabezas and China Camp

Outdoor Adventure USA annual BorregoFest

Butterfield Ranch Resort, CA

 

Friday, October 9, 2015                                      Slide show

History of the San Diego & Arizona (Eastern) Railway’s “Impossible Railroad” [Presentation #1*]

Outdoor Adventure USA annual BorregoFest

Butterfield Ranch Resort, CA

 

Saturday, March 4, 2017                                    Tour, slide show, and train ride

History of the San Diego & Arizona (Eastern) Railway - “The Impossible Railroad”

[Presentation #1*] (Tour guide: Bruce Semelsberger)

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

At PSRM in Campo, CA

 

Sunday, March 5, 2017                                      Tour and hike

Dos Cabezas and China Camp

Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

Near Ocotillo, CA

 

 

 

 

*Click here for a description of Presentations #1 - 4

 

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