East of Palm Springs lies the Salton Sea, a beautiful but desolate place that developers once touted as the next great water resort. While those dreams were swept away, Union Pacific’s Yuma Subdivision hosts up to 35 trains a day through this searing desert terrain. A new article in Trains magazine examines the shared history of the sea and its companion railroad: tour this vital rail corridor that passes old seaside towns and a border patrol checkpoint straight out of “Border Wars.”
Learn more about the March 2013 issue here. As a bonus, check out an online gallery of 10 Salton Sea railroading pictures by clicking here.
And to learn more about the Sea, visit the Salton Sea History Museum and Visitors Center.