RailPictures.Net Photo: - - - - Carrizo Gorge Railway - - - - at Jacumba, California by EL ROCO Photography
  Login Sign Up 

Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo

View Larger Map
Carrizo Gorge Railway (more..)
- - - - (more..)
Carrizo Gorge Railway - Goat Canyon - MP 102.29 (more..)
Jacumba, California, USA (more..)
March 01, 2015
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
- - - - (more..)
- - - - (more..)
EL ROCO Photography (more..)
Contact Photographer Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
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 high and at more than 600 feet long, it was the largest non-liner wooden bridge in the United States. Currently, it is still the second longest wooden bridge in the U.S. and after the line was embargoed in 2008, it has been in a state of disrepair. In the past there has been plans to get the line running again, but nothing has panned out so far, and the latest attempt is beginning to look like an investment scam gone bad. Getting to the trestle involves at 14 mile round trip hike through Anza Borego State Park, located in the Sonoran Desert about 160 miles east of San Diego near El Centro California. The hike itself involves mountainous terrain that is inhabited by rattle snakes, big horn sheep, coyotes, mountain lions and the famous jumping cholla cactus (personally, I think the cactus is the worse than the snakes). Additionally, it is a hike that should be undertaken only in the winter months since summertime temperatures at the site average in the 100s from May to October. Further, there is no running water, no roads to the outside world, and no cell service in the gorge, so if something happens, you and your traveling companions are on your own.This railroad was embargoed in 2008 and there have been no trains running on this track since that time.
Community Response Photo Comments (6) 
Views: 9,211     Favorited: 25
Since added on April 05, 2015

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (4)+ Add to Album
(CZRY) - Carrizo Gorge Railway - (CZRY)

Album created by member Paul Bungard
Album Views: 5,296
Carrizo Gorge Railway

Album created by member Ken Davy
Album Views: 13,359
Wooden trestles

Album created by member Jean-Marc Frybourg
Album Views: 112,965
Bridges entirely made of wood, typical classic American trestles

Album created by member coco13cos
Album Views: 2,047,085
Over 35.000 of RP's most appreciated and beautiful photos.
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album

EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

No header data found for this image.

Photo Copyright 2015 EL ROCO Photography. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2019. All Rights Reserved.