The Journal of San Diego History
Spring 1988, Volume 34, Number 2
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor

by James N. Price

Santa Fe Stations


History:his brick depot was built in 1910 and has been in continual use since then. The Del Mar station is a prime example of a “combination” station with single rooms for passengers, freight operations, and the railroad company offices.

Present Use: Del Mar is a very active station for both Amtrak and freight services. Santa Fe still owns this building and improvements will no doubt be made as passenger service continues to increase.

Location. This classic railroad depot is located on Coast Blvd. between 15th and 17th Streets, about two blocks west of Camino Del Mar (old Highway 101).

Del Mar station
The Del Mar station seen in the days of steam. (San Diego History Center – Ticor Collection)

Del Mar's station today
Del Mar’s station today is one of Southern California’s busiest Amtrak depots.