About Pacific Imperial Railroad

On December 20, 2012, Pacific Imperial Railroad executed a ninety-nine year lease with San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, owners of the Desert Line right of way.  The Desert Line starts at the border crossing at Division, near Campo in eastern San Diego County, where it connects with the Baja California Railroad in Mexico, and stretches just over seventy miles through the Jacumba Mountains to El Centro, California, where it connects to Union Pacific Railroad.  The significance of the Desert Line is that it provides an alternative route to and from the east for servicing the distribution, transportation, and supply chain needs of the many maquiladoras in the Tijuana and Tecate regions of Baja California, Mexico.

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