SD&A Centennial Calendar of Events

The following list of SD&A Railway Centennial-related or Centennial-honoring events will be updated periodically.  (Last updated June 20, 2019)

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. Other slide shows are approximately one hour long.  Some talks may be accompanied by the SD&A Centennial traveling exhibit “Impossible Railroad 1919-2019.” All will have an opportunity for Q&A.

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

6/7 – 11/16  EXHIBIT – Living the Impossible, San Diego Model Railroad Museum (fee), 1649 El Prado (Balboa Park), San Diego, CA 92101 619-696-0199,  sdmrm.org

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

6/29  TRAIN RIDE AND LUNCH – Tijuana to Garcia to Tijuana in Baja CA, Mexico (fee, includes BBQ carne asada taco lunch provided by Baja Railroad)  psrm.org/bajabbq

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

7/11  10:30 am  SLIDE SHOW – Impossible Railroad 100-year history, San Diego Oasis (fee), St. Paul’s Plaza, 1429 East Palomar Street, Chula Vista, CA  91913  619-881-6262 x1001  oasisnet.org/San-Diego-CA

7/12  12 noon – 1:30 pm,  SLIDE SHOW and LUNCH Meeting – C100!, Point Loma Rotary Club (may require RSVP), San Diego Yacht Club, 1011 Anchorage Lane, San Diego, CA 92106,   pointlomarotary.org

7/12  5:30 – 7 pm  WINE & LECTURE – C100!, Coronado Historical Association (fee), 1100 Orange Av, Coronado, CA 92118, 619-435-7242  coronadohistory.org

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

7/17 – 8/17  EXHIBIT – Impossible Railroad 1919-2019,  Santee Historical Society (no charge, donations appreciated), 9200 Magnolia Av in Santee Barn, Santee, CA 92071, 619-449-2024; Open Tuesdays 10am-12N, July 20 and August 17 10am-2pm   santeehistoricalsociety.org  (See 8/17 below)

7/18  11 am  LUNCH and SLIDE SHOW – C100!, El Cajon Historical Society in El Cajon, CA 619.444.3800 (msg), 619-444-0298   elcajonhistory.org

7/18  SLIDE SHOW and DINNER – C100!, Horseless Carriage Club of America, San Diego Region.

8/2  6:30 – 8 pm  FOOD and SLIDE SHOW – Hiking the tracks to the Goat Canyon Trestle – legally!, Sierra Club (no charge), Joyce Beers Community Center,  3900 Vermont St, San Diego, CA 92103, 760-533-2725  sandiegosierraclub.org

8/8  6:30 pm SLIDE SHOW – C100!, La Mesa Historical Society (no charge),  Grossmont Hospital District Steringer Auditorium, 9001 Wakarusa Street, La Mesa, CA  lamesahistory.com

8/16  2 – 3:30 pm  SLIDE SHOW – Impossible Railroad 100-year history, San Carlos Public Library (no charge), 7265 Jackson Drive, San Diego, CA 92119, 619-527-3430, https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/locations/san-carlos-library

8/17  11 am  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, Santee Historical Society (no charge, donations appreciated), 9200 Magnolia Av in Santee Barn, Santee, CA 92071, 619-449-2024  santeehistoricalsociety.org

8/31  7:30 pm  SD&A SILENT MOVIE NIGHT (Chasing Choo Choos)  ACCOMPANIED BY ORGAN (Impossible Railroad 1919-2019 EXHIBIT), 32nd annual San Diego International Summer Organ Festival Finale, Spreckels Organ Society (no charge) in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA  spreckelsorgan.org

9/5  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, Lemon Grove Historical Society  www.lghistorical.org

9/7  SD&A GROUNDBREAKING FESTIVAL, Campo Railroad Park and Museum (no charge), Campo, CA 91906, 619-465-7776,  psrm.org  Details and ticket sales information (for train rides,  food) will be posted by June 30

9/15  POWAY TRAIN SONG FESTIVAL, in Poway, CA

9/27  SLIDE SHOW – C100!,  Imperial Valley Historical Society in Imperial, CA  www.pioneersmuseum.net

10/10  6:30 – 8 pm  HAPPY HALF-HOUR  and  SLIDE SHOW – Hiking the tracks to the Goat Canyon Trestle – legally!,  A16 (no charge), 4620 Alvarado Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92120, 619-283-2374    www.adventure16.com

10/11  1-2 pm  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, LIFE at MiraCosta College (fee), One Barnard Drive (Building 1000, Room 1068), Oceanside, CA 92056, 760-757-2121 x6972   www.miracosta.edu

10/15  5 – 7 pm  DINNER and SLIDE SHOW – C100!, Ramona Historical Society, 645 Main St,  Ramona, CA 92065,  619-980-8134, 760-789-7644,    woodwardmuseum.net/

10/17  6:30 – approx. 9 pm  DINNER and SLIDE SHOW – C100!, Kensington Talmadge Community Association (fee for dinner only), Kensington Community Church, 4773 Marlborough Drive, San Diego, CA 92116   kental.org

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

11/1  6 – 10 pm CENTENNIAL GALA DINNER, John D. Spreckels Center and Bowling Green, 1019 7th Street, Coronado, CA 92118      Details and ticket sales information will be posted closer to the date

11/2  6:30 – 8 pm  SLIDE SHOW – Hiking the tracks to the Goat Canyon Trestle – legally!,  Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association (fee-reservations required), 652 Palm Canyon Drive (in the ABDNHA library just west of Christmas Circle), Borrego Springs, CA 92004.  760-767-3098  abdnha.org

11/3  8 am – 4 pm  HIKE and VISIT: Carrizo Gorge Trail and Desert View Tower, Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association (fee-reservations required, limited space); Borrego Springs, CA 92004, 760-767-3098. The 5-mile RT hike is to (not on) tracks in Carrizo Gorge with view of picturesque trestle (not Goat Canyon Trestle). Closer to the date, a full description will be at abdnha.org

11/12  1-2 pm   SLIDE SHOW – Impossible Railroad 100-year history, San Diego History Center (no charge) 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park, Suite 3,  San Diego, CA 92101, 619-232-6203   sandiegohistory.org   

11/16  SD&A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION DAY, Campo Railroad Park and Museum, Campo, CA 91906, 619-465-7776   psrm.org/centennial-day                       

SD&A CENTENNIAL EVENTS ALREADY PASSED

2018
11/3  HIKE – China Camp, Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association
12/14  SLIDE SHOW – Impossible Railroad 100-year history, Coachella Valley Archaeological Society in Palm Desert, CA
2019
1/5  SLIDE SHOW – Impossible Railroad 100-year history, Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association in Borrego Springs, CA
1/6  OFF-ROAD TOUR – Dos Cabezas mine, Dos Cabezas RR station, Dos Cabezas spring, Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association
1/28  SLIDE SHOW – Impossible Railroad 100-year history, Oasis, Grossmont Learning Center in La Mesa, CA
2/12  SLIDE SHOW – Impossible Railroad 100-year history, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of California San Diego in La Jolla, CA
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
2/24  HIKE – China Camp, Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association 
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 Conference in San Diego, CA
4/10  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, La Mesa Rotary in La Mesa, CA
4/12  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, Chula Vista Rotary in Chula Vista, CA
4/24  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, Julian Historical Society in Julian, CA
4/27  OPEN HOUSE,  San Diego Motor Transport Museum in Campo, CA
5/16  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, Alpine Library
5/25 – 5/27  EXHIBIT – Early San Diego Railroad/Marine History and SD&A Centennial, Maritime Museum in San Diego, CA
6/1  6 pm DINNER and SLIDE SHOW – C100!, Spring Valley Historical Society in Spring Valley, CA
6/1  TALK, Poly Photo Club in San Diego, CA
6/8  SLIDE SHOW – Impossible Railroad 100-year history, San Diego Archaeological Center in Escondido, CA
6/15  SLIDE SHOW – C100!,  San Diego Electric Railway Association in National City, CA
6/18  SLIDE SHOW – C100!, Downtown Lion’s Club in San Diego, CA

 

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