San Diego and Imperial Valley Railroad Company SDIY #315

Nature of Firm

SDIY operates freight service from El Cajon to a connection with the BNSF at San Diego, CA, and to connection with CZRY at San Ysidro, CA. SDIY connects with UP at Plaster City via CZRY.  Local transit service (the San Diego Trolley) operates over a portion of the line between San Diego and San Ysidro.

History

The San Diego & Arizona Railway was incorporated December 15, 1906 and opened between San Diego and El Centro on December 12, 1919. The company was reorganized as the San Diego & Arizona Eastern in 1932. In September 1976, a tropical storm washed out the railroad in 89 locations causing a suspension of service, followed by an abandonment application. Most of the property was purchased by the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board in 1979. The KYLE Railroad operated freight service for nearly five years as the San Diego & Arizona Eastern Transportation Company before seeking release from their operating contract. On October 14, 1984 SDIY took over operations.

The company was a subsidiary and the first shortline acquisition of RailTex. RailTex was purchased by RailAmerica and they are the new owners of SDIY.

Company Information

Mailing Address

San Diego Imperial Valley Railroad
1501 National Avenue, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92113

Phone 619-239-7348
Fax 619-239-7128
Web Site www.railamerica.com
Contacts

Randy Perry
General Manager

Matt Domen
Assistant General Manager

Company Affiliation RailAmerica
Interchange Points None, via BNSF
Agreement Type ISS
Information Exchange Method RMI