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San Diego & Imperial Valley Railroad

San Diego & Imperial Valley Railroad - SDIV/SDIY

Route:
San Diego - El Cajon, CA (18 miles)
San Diego - San Ysidro, CA/Tijuana, MX
San Ysidro, CA/Tijuana, MX - Tecate - Campo, CA (operated by CZRY)
Campo - Plaster City, CA (line currently out of service)
Headquarters:
San Diego, CA
Junctions with other railroads:
BNSF: San Diego, CA
UP: Plaster City, CA
Radio frequencies:
160.455, 161.505
History:
Line opened as San Diego & Arizona Ry between San Diego and El Centro in December 1919.
Company reorganized as San Diego & Arizona Eastern (an SP subsidiary) in 1932.
Line devasted by Hurricane Kathleen in September 1976, and SP suspended service.
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board (MTDB) purchased the following segments in 1979:
- San Diego to El Cajon
- San Diego south to the border (near San Ysidro)
- Plaster City west to the border (near Campo)
Kyle Railways contracted to operate the lines, including the Mexican portion (owned by Sonora-Baja California Ry).
Line operated by Kyle as San Diego & Arizona Eastern Transportation until 1984.
In March 1984, MTDB signed agreement with RailTex to operated the line as the San Diego & Imperial Valley Railroad (SDIV).
SDIV began service on October 15, 1984.
RailTex acquired by RailAmerica on January 4, 2000.
Line currently operated as San Diego & Imperial Valley Railroad (SDIY) by RailAmerica.
Mexican portion sub-contracted to the Carrizo Gorge Railway (CZRY) in 2002.
Ownership:
California segments: San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board (MTDB)
Mexican segment: Ferrocarril Sonora Baja California
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/D B/N F/N History Acq. Ret. Notes
701 NRE 3GS21B 12/2008 058-0180 2008 -
702 NRE 3GS21B 12/2008 058-0181 2008 -
1229 EMD SSB1200 5/195318095 4219-10 ex ATSF 1229; nee ATSF SW9 1429 to NOLR 1229; to NOGC 1229
1237 EMD SSB1200 12/195318962 6524-4 ex ATSF 1237; nee ATSF SW9 2437 1984 1990 to TNER 1237, 1990; to NOLR 1237, 1993; to NECR/NOLR 1237
1754 EMD GP9E 5/1954 19477 5334-6 ex SJVR 1754; ex AZER 1754; ex SP 3357; ex-SP 3416:1; nee TNO 245:1 2003 - to SPSR 1754, 2004, to SPSR 901; to CBRL 901, 2014
TPW 2019 EMD GP20u 11/1961 26869 7609-39 ex TPW 2019; ex ATSF 3063; ex-ATSF 3163:1; nee ATSF 1163 2002 2003 to CFNR 2019, 2003; to CORP; scrapped 2008
2151 EMD GP7u 11/1953 18888 6522-8 ex ATSF 2151:3; nee ATSF 2871 to Salt Lake City Southern; to Monahans,TX
2162 EMD GP7u 1/1951 13188 5054-13 ex SDIV 2162; ex ATSF 2162; nee ATSF 2667 2000 to NIS 2162
2168 EMD GP7u 10/1952 17455 5200-8 ex SDIV 2168; ex ATSF 2168; nee ATSF 2800 2000 to Salt Lake City Southern
CORP 3816 EMD GP38 9/196935414 7191-111 ex CORP 3816; ex CORP 5533; ex CRLX 338; ex PLE 2033; ex CR 7785; nee PC 7785 to CORP 3816; to PSAP/CORP 3816
3820 EMD GP38 11/1967 33357 7060-40 ex SDIV 3820; ex CORP 3820; ex CORP 5039; ex CRLX 304; ex CSX 2039; ex BO 2039; nee BO 3839 2000 -
3861 EMD GP38 9/1969 35395 7191-92 ex-SDIV 5537; ex CRLX 342; ex PLE 2037; ex CR 7766; ex PC 7766 2000 -
5911 EMD GP9 5/1955 20523 5398-9 ex-SDIV 5911; ex KYLE 5921; nee DRGW 5921 2000 2002 to CZRY 5911, 2002; to RLIX 5911; to GSWR GP10-1 1702, 2010
RMPX 9464 GMD GP40-2LW 3/1974 A3042 nee CN 9464 2002 -
RMPX 9520 GMD GP40-2LW 3/1974 A3098 nee CN 9520 2002 -

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Last updated: Nov. 17, 2014





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