The old Dos Cabezas train station in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park might again see some activity.

Long a popular point-of-interest for desert rats, I visited there for Weekend Driver columns in 2012 and 2017. If your vehicle can handle sand, it’s a pretty easy few miles off of county Highway S-2 near the border of San Diego-Imperial counties.

The Union-Tribune has reported that a new operator, based in Mexico, is hoping to reopen the long-dormant line. It will provide rail access to the manufacturing centers in Tecate and Tijuana.

For someone hoping for some fun desert driving, hiking and history, I’ve found Dos Cabezas to be one of the best. It’s only about a half-hour’s drive from the Interstate 8 exit at the town of Ocotillo.


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