Progress on Mine Train Exhibit Continues

The Museum Services Department has teamed up with the Facilities Department at our Campo Railroad Park & Museum site to construct the Athey Mine town for our Mine Train exhibit.  New member Jim Tewksbury has stepped forward to lead the effort to create the western town.  Jim has created western towns at both his home in Descanso and his new home in Alpine.  The town will include several mines which will depict various time periods of mining as the Mine Train passes by.

Donations are being solicited for materials to be used in this effort, with several substantial donations already received and transported to Campo!  Donations needed include lumber, corrugated tin for siding and roofs, old cedar fencing and old machines which would be commonly found in and around mines.

In addition, we need more volunteers to step forward to assist in constructing the town.  Our work is expected to last many months, with work days during various weekdays and weekends scheduled in advance.  If you can donate your time, please let Jim Lundquist know so that you may be notified of our upcoming work days in Campo.  No specific skills are required, as we can use all willing hands.

If you can donate time or materials, contact Jim Lundquist via email (best) at, or call at 619-417-7059.  Thank you for your assistance in making our newest exhibit come alive.

Museum Closed until January 12

As the year comes to a close, we will be closed for a few weeks to reset our train and facilities after another successful North Pole Limited season. The museum will reopen on January 12.

SD&A’s 100th Birthday Celebration Begins Now!

On November 15, 2018, the San Diego & Arizona Railway’s 99th birthday, we kicked off our 100th Anniversary Celebration year for the Impossible Railroad – brainchild of John D. Spreckels.  We encourage you to read more here throughout 2019.  We have many exciting events, educational programs, and train rides planned for this year-long celebration of an historic milestone for San Diego.