Be sure to pick up a copy of UT San Diego (the San Diego Union-Tribune) on Saturday for the next Weekend Driver column, Train Stop to History, in the Wheels section. It’s a great day trip out to an old railroad station in the middle of the desert, a place where folks taking the San Diego and Arizona Railroad from the east or west would have a chance to get out and stretch while they filled up the steam engine with water.

It’s all gone now, except for the tracks and the water tank. A spectacular, lonely spot on the plant only a few miles off of Highway S-2.

There are two back stories here… one of the spectacular Mercedes-Benz ML350 that took me there, and the flat tire the Mercedes experienced on the way out. Yes, I did change a tire in the middle of the desert.

So don’t miss picking up the old print product on Saturday, when in addition to all the other fine stories, you’ll find Train Stop to History.