The Dos Cabezas Mine in Imperial Valley California

in hiddenplaces •  19 days ago

In 1958, Plaster City was a hotbed of mines for people who wanted to capitalize on the manufacture of plaster from limestone and quartz for landscaping. Along the San Diego/Arizona railway route, the impossible railroad that ran through historic Goat canyon from 1919 to 1951 lies this marker of a now abandoned mine.

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Nearby, the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Authority has purchased the land for the old railway with plans to reopen this historic route.

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It is illegal to hike on the tracks (you can receive a citation or be arrested), but there is no train that runs this way currently, and nearby trails allow a safe look at a piece of history.


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Wow...amazing rail photo sir

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Thank you. It's technically illegal to go on the tracks like that, but since there is currently no rail service I felt safe.