SD&A Centennial Calendar of Events

The following list of SD&A Ry Centennial-related or Centennial-honoring events during 2018 and 2019 will be updated periodically. (current as of February 18, 2019)

Information about time, location, registration requirements, and fees may be found at websites listed below, but the links may not be active yet or will be updated closer to the date of the event.

C100! (Celebrate100!) slide shows are approximately 30 minutes and present brief histories of early railroading in San Diego and the SD&A(E) Railway and include information about 2019’s SD&A Centennial celebration and PSRM. They will usually be accompanied by an SD&A Centennial traveling exhibit. Other slide shows are either approximately 25 minutes (3/29 Congress of History) or 1 hour (all others).

Please note that dates and details may change, so please check back close to the event date to confirm.

If you know of a group or organization that would like to host a presentation, program, or exhibit as part of the year-long SD&A Centennial Celebration, please contact us here.

 

2018

11/3  HIKE – China Camp (6 miles RT to an SD&A Railway survey camp and construction camp), Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association abdnha.org  [Already passed]

12/14  SLIDE SHOW – Impossible Railroad 100-year history, Coachella Valley Archaeological Society in Palm Desert, CA cvarch.org   [Already passed]

 

2019

1/5  SLIDE SHOW – Impossible Railroad 100-year history, Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association in Borrego Springs, CA abdnha.org  [Already passed]

1/6  OFF-ROAD TOUR – Dos Cabezas mine, Dos Cabezas RR station, Dos Cabezas spring (high clearance 4 wheel-drive vehicle required), Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association abdnha.org  [Already passed]

1/28  SLIDE SHOW – Impossible Railroad 100-year history, Oasis, Grossmont Learning Center in La Mesa, CA oasisnet.org/San-Diego-CA  [Already passed]

2/12  SLIDE SHOW – Impossible Railroad 100-year history, OSHER, University of California San Diego in La Jolla, CA  extension.ucsd.edu/olli  [Already passed]

2/23  SLIDE SHOW – Why and how SD&A’s Goat Canyon Trestle was built, Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association in Borrego Springs, CA abdnha.org

2/24  HIKE – China Camp (6 miles RT to an SD&A Railway survey camp and construction camp), Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association abdnha.org

3/29 (tentative date)  SLIDE SHOW – C100!,  Imperial County Historical Society in Imperial, CA

3/29  SLIDE SHOW – November 15, 1919: With the driving of a golden spike, a neighborhood railroad became part of a transcontinental giant, Congress of History 54th Annual Conference in San Diego, CA

4/12  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, Chula Vista Rotary in Chula Vista, CA

4/25  SLIDE SHOW – C100!,  Julian Historical Society in Julian, CA

4/27  Open House, Motor Transport Museum in Campo, CA

5/25-5/27  Early San Diego RR History and SD&A Centennial exhibit, Maritime Museum in San Diego, CA  sdmaritime.org

Early June to mid-November (dates TBD)  SD&A Centennial exhibit, San Diego Model Railroad Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA  sdmrm.org

6/1  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, Spring Valley Historical Society in Spring Valley, CA  svhistoricalsociety.org

6/8  SLIDE SHOW – Impossible Railroad 100-year history, San Diego Archaeological Center in Escondido, CA  sandiegoarchaeology.org

6/18  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, Downtown Lion’s Club in San Diego, CA

6/26  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, El Cajon County Library in El Cajon, CA

6/29  TRAIN RIDE – Tijuana to Garcia to Tijuana in Baja CA, Mexico

7/6  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, Imperial Beach Library in Imperial Beach, CA

7/12  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, Coronado Historical Association in Coronado, CA coronadohistory.org

7/13  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, South Bay Historical Society in Chula Vista, CA  southbayhistoricalsociety.org/

7/18  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, El Cajon Historical Society in El Cajon, CA  elcajonhistory.org

8/2  SLIDE SHOW – Hiking the tracks to the  Goat Canyon Trestle – legally!, Sierra Club in San Diego, CA  sandiegosierraclub.org

8/8  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, La Mesa Historical Society in La Mesa, CA lamesahistory.com

8/13  SLIDE SHOW – Impossible Railroad 100-year history, San Diego History Center in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA  sandiegohistory.org

8/17 SLIDE SHOW – C100!, Santee Historical Society in Santee, CA santeehistoricalsociety.org

8/31  (tentative date)  SD&A SILENT MOVIE NIGHT ACCOMPANIED BY ORGAN, Spreckels Organ Society in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA  spreckelsorgan.org

9/7  SD&A GROUNDBREAKING FESTIVAL, Campo Railroad Park and Museum in  Campo, CA  psrm.org

9/15  Poway Train Song Festival, in Poway, CA

10/15  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, Ramona Historical Society in Ramona, CA  woodwardmuseum.net/

10/26  Event (details TBD), Imperial Valley Desert Museum in Ocotillo, CA  ivdesertmuseum.org

11/16  SD&A CENTENNIAL DAY, Campo Railroad Park and Museum, Campo, CA  psrm.org

 

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