The Carriso Gorge

Here is a slide show of a train ride westbound through Carriso Gorge

John Spreckels drove the final spike to complete the railroad Nov. 15, 1919.

An artist's impression of the gorge.

Location where John Spreckels drove  the final spike.

Looking east from west of Tunnel #6.
Oct. 7, 1919.

Looking east toward Tunnel #9.
Oct. 5, 1919.

SD&A #25 and train have just emerged from Tunnel #16 westbound.

The Goat Canyon Trestle from the east.
March 1936.

The trestle was built in 1932 when the adjacent tunnel collapsed.

A westbound passenger train crosses the trestle.

The wooden trestle is 180 ft. tall and over 600 ft. long.

Westbound led by an F-unit in 1966. Photo by Eric R. Swanson,
R.V. Dodge collection.

Aerial view of the Goat Canyon Trestle.

Randy Houk photo, 2006

Randy Houk photo, 2006

Randy Houk photo, 2006

SP 1277 at Ocotillo, March 11, 1980
Alan Miller photo

Page by Randy Houk, updated 6-8-2010