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By Reena Deutsch Ph.D.

Surveyors referred to as the San Diego and Arizona Railway (SD&A) �The very unlikely Railroad� due to its jagged, mountainous, and brutal wilderness course. The financier and driver at the back of construction this binational 148-mile rail connection to the east from San Diego, California, used to be businessman John D. Spreckels. due to his perseverance, the jinxed 1907�1919 building overcame a chain of mess ups, together with the Mexican Revolution, a protracted lawsuit, floods, global battle I, hard work shortages, a tunnel cave-in, and a deadly pandemic. as soon as up and operating, the road was once intermittently out and in of provider and later offered and renamed the San Diego and Arizona jap Railway. whereas �The most unlikely Railroad� nonetheless faces consistent demanding situations and partial closures, freight and trolley carrier presently function on its right-of-way, and vacationer tours are provided at its Campo, California, depot.

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