reporting mark: N/A
railroad class: Class III Railroad
There is currently 1 San Diego and Imperial Valley Railroad radio scanner frequency from California in our database.
The San Diego and Imperial Valley Railroad is a Class III railroad by agreement of the owners of the railroad, the San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway from San Diego, California to San Ysidro, California (which operates on the San Diego Trolley's Blue Line), and on the Trolley's Orange Line to El Cajon, as well. After Kyle Railways quit the SD&AE, the San Diego and Imperial Valley Railroad started operations in October 1984 with General Manager Dick Engle, who persuaded local carriers to ship on this line and invited Mexican customers to start receiving shippers, after much skepticism and long before NAFTA. In 1986, the railroad signed an agreement with the Ferrocarril Sonora-Baja California to be the contract railroad operator of the 44 mile Tijuana-Tecate rail line. This agreement continued until SBC successor FNM privatized, leaving the State of Baja California as administrator of the line, ADMICARGA. The SD&IY is owned and operated by Genesee & Wyoming Inc.; it was owned by RailTex from 1984, which operated the railroad with the reporting mark SDIV, and RailAmerica, which bought RailTex in 2000. Genesee & Wyoming bought and controlled RailAmerica in 2012.