Monthly meetings are held on the second      
Friday of the month at The Portola Community
Center,  45-480 Portola Ave.    Palm Desert.

  • Meeting starts at 6:30 PM
  •  Program follows short meeting
  • No meetings during June, July, August
   and September -
  •  For more information e-mail CVAS    
   President, Britt Wilson at  
Coachella Valley Archaeological Society (CVAS)
DECEMBER 14, 2018


"The Impossible Railroad"

Reena is a retired UCSD medical researcher who lives in San Diego
with a second home in Borrego Springs. She is a member of the
Board of Directors of the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History
Association and the San Diego Model Railroad Museum.  
became interested in the colorful history of the San Diego & Arizona
(Eastern) Railway after hiking to the line’s legendary Goat Canyon
Trestle in a remote region of the Anza-Borrego Desert in the 1990s.
Since then, she has researched the line, lectured on its history, and
organized tours to SD&A(E) train stations and the landmark Goat
Canyon Trestle. She currenly chairs a committee for the Pacific
Southwest Railway Museum to plan events for next year's SD&A
Centennial. In 2011, her book San Diego and Arizona Railway – The
Impossible Railroad was published and will be available for purchase
after her presentation.