One of my favorite photos is this one of an old, wooden railroad coach decaying in Jacumba.

I don’t know a thing about it, except that it’s next to the old San Diego and Arizona railroad tracks at the former Jacumba depot. The railroad ran passenger service through here from 1919-51.

Old railroad coach at Jacumba.
Old railroad coach at Jacumba.

BTW, Jacumba and the old train station are on the route of my Towering Old Highway book for Amazon Kindle, as well as Joyrides Around San Diego in print.

A guess as to where this came from? It could be the coach below, then used as a dormitory for decades after its railroad life was over. At least the windows match and the photo, courtesy of the San Diego History Center, locates a similar car in San Diego, on the National City and Otay Railroad, a predecessor to John Spreckels’ San Diego and Arizona. If you know for sure, drop me an email.

National City and Otay railroad coach. Courtesy San Diego History Center.
National City and Otay railroad coach. Courtesy San Diego History Center.

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