On the Way to San Ysidro

This is a view from the early years, 1981 on the San Ysidro line.  It was still running along a "young" right of way then.  The old San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway handled freight service along this route prior to light rail.  Times changed, and the line became available.  The existing right of way allowed for quick and comparatively inexpensive construction of the first San Diego Trolley line.  That project was done without federal funding. 

Freight service continues during the brief overnight hours when passenger trips are not scheduled.  The current freight operator is the San Diego and Imperial Valley Railroad.   

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