Tuesday, May 03, 2016
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California's Gold #1006 - TRESTLE
The San Diego & Arizona Railway has been called "the impossiblerailroad". They broke ground in 1907 and completed the line in 1919.Between San Diego and Arizona is some of the most treacherous countryside in theUS With a bevy of workman and a lot of dynamite they managed to snake their wayto Arizona. The railroad had many tunnels collapse over the years, especially inthe Carrizo Gorge. The railroad decided to build the Goat Canyon Trestle in 1932after a series of tunnel closures. The Goat canyon Trestle is one of the mostimpressive feats of engineering in the world.
Huell, Luis and a handful of ex-railroad employees hop on a 1932 Model Arailbus and work their way to the now unused trestle. The Goat Canyon Trestle isthe highest existing curved wooden trestle in the US Huell takes a close look atthis marvel from the top to the bottom. Men who worked on the line reminisceabout the trestle and the wonder of its size and beauty. This tour is not forthose with a fear of heights.
Contacts: Pacific Southwest Railway Museum (formerly San Diego Railroad Museum)
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