Welcome aboard this special Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association, Inc. excursion train. Come with us for a ride on the northern portion of the Ferrocarril Sonora-Baja California.
The cars and locomotive of today's train will be part of the consist of tonight's southbound "Mexicali." The Ferrocarril Sonora-Baja California and the Ferrocarril del Pacifico have joined forces to run the "Mexicali" in daily through passenger service between Mexicali and Guadalajara.
The "Mexicali" southbound on December 30, 1961 on the Ferrocarril del Pacifico at Cementera, five kilometers south of Hermosillo. Picture was taken on the occasion of the Railway Historical Society of San Diego charter Pullman (coche dormitorio) trip to Guaymas.
This picture is of the southbound freight, Powered by locomotive 2303, the freight is shown at Mexicali just prior to departure.
December 30, 1961 scene at Puerto Penasco. Even though the time is 1 a.m. platform vendors were selling fish, corn-on-the-cob, pastry, frijoles, candy, fruit and other items to passengers on both northbound Train No. 1 and southbound Train No.2.
Scene on the diner later in the same day. Train was then on the Ferrocarril del Pacifico somewhere south of Benjamin Hill.
BUY YOUR COPY OF DISPATCHER ISSUE 31
In Issue 31 of the Dispatcher excursionists will find a history of the Sonora-Baja California Railroad. In the same issue readers will find an account of a trip on the S-BC between Mexicali and Benjamin Hill.
If you would like to know more about the Ferrocarril Sonora-Baja California, purchase a copy of Issue 31. Price is 25¢ and copies may be obtained on this train.
Photographs on this page are from the collection of the editor, Eric Sanders.
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