The Journal of San Diego History
SAN DIEGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
Winter 1986, Volume 32, Number 1
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor
Back to the article: The California Southern Railroad and the Growth of San Diego
March 1883. The California Southern makes its way through Temecula Canyon. The railroad completed construction and reached San Diego in 1885.
The railroad shops in National City were the pride of local residents. By October 1881, 300 men were employed in and around these facilities.