Posted by Michael Berry on March 30, 2015 
Wow, I probably rode on these cars when they were in service in Montreal. They were built for CP by Canadian Car & Foundry in Montreal during the mid-1950s and they lasted in regular service until 2005.
Posted by G.Bouthillier on March 31, 2015 
Hi, first, thank you for the great pictures you have posted in the past weeks in that area. I am curious to know how these 3 cars from the Montreal AMT endend up over there?
Posted by EL ROCO Photography on March 31, 2015 
I have no information on these how these cars ended up in the gorge or who put them there, when, or the identity of their current owners. Like the Metra cars at Dubbers, I assume they were bought at auction somewhere back east and appear to have been brought to Jacumba to provide rides for passengers. This might have been in conjunction with the purchase (occurring more than a decade ago) of the pair of Sprit Dinner Train F7As that are now located at the station in Jacumba. I suspect that some type of tourist operation was once planned, but who was responsible for that idea, or what happened to the planners is unknown. For the last 15 years at least, the many different operators of the Desert Line including the current PIR, are/were only interested in resuming freight operations through the gorge, so whether these cars are ever used again or left to rot is really unknown. Suffice it to say, they have been and currently provide an interesting view when coming around the corner on a long walk or ride.
Posted by G.Bouthillier on April 2, 2015 
Thank you for taking time to answer my curiosity.
Posted by EL ROCO Photography on April 2, 2015 
Actually, I did some online research and found a more exact answer to your question. Go look at the caption on my Flickr Page, or in the caption on this photo. Slowly but surely I am getting to the bottom of all these unanswered questions.
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