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railexplorer
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23 days ago
railexplorer
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With the desert season opening up I just wanted to give everyone a heads up/ update regarding the railroad. The PIR is no more. Baja Railroad has bought out the lease of the Desert Line. Whether this group actually gets the line up and running is questionable, but there are some recent changes in the gorge.

A Hi-rail truck has been spotted on the tracks between Dos Cabezas and the Goat Canyon trestle. Due to the enormous rock fall on the North end of the tunnel 16 (the tunnel on the North side of the trestle), and the numerous rockfalls and derailed cars at Dubbers there are no vehicles running on the line between Jacumba and the trestle. (It is rumored that vehicles could drive around the derailment at Dubbers, but that is opened to debate.) There are cables across both sides of the Goat Canyon Trestle. I'm not sure what those are supposed to do but they're up. Finally it is rumored that BJRR is considering closing the tunnels. The northern and southern tunnels have gates on their respective ends. Although if memory serves me correct the southern tunnel's gates are on the ground.

I have not heard of any law enforcement out in the gorge.
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dsefcik
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dsefcik
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railexplorer wrote:
There are cables across both sides of the Goat Canyon Trestle. I'm not sure what those are supposed to do but they're up. Finally

What does that mean exactly?
Thanks for the update, have been meaning to get out there..almost went last weekend.

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railexplorer
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22 days ago
railexplorer
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Sorry, I should've clarified that. The cables are strung across the tracks (From hand railing to hand railing). I'm not sure what that is supposed to do. They won't stop people from walking on the trestle. I would guess the cables were put up to stop people from crossing the trestle, by motorized means.
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