Bob Rohal Inspects his Son’s Railroad

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Last week I flew out to San Diego to visit with my son, David, and grandson. David was named president of the Pacific Imperial Railroad earlier this year.

While I was out there, I accompanied David and others on a hi-rail trip from the U.S.-Mexico border to Plaster City, Calif., over 70 miles of the Desert Division of the railroad.

It is absolutely beautiful country that goes in 40 miles from desert to mountains, from 200 feet below sea level to 4,600 feet.

This territory was almost impossible to build, a challenge to run and unforgiving to operate.

Below is a link to video on YouTube of a cab ride on this territory. The video is 1 hour and 42 minutes in duration so you might want to fast forward it to get to the mountains.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYt91UpxH6U&list=PLC03vt_xfiZ21ixR6uJdn8R_trBM_70Hq

 Article and Photographs Courtesy of Bob Rohal

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