by James N. Price
Stations of the Spreckels Empire
History: This Mexican SD&A station, a two-story wood frame building painted yellow with brown trim, was constructed about 1914 and was in use throughout that line’s life. The immediately adjacent Tecate brewery was a major customer for this station and would be again if regular freight service is re-established.
Present Use: The two-story station is basically in mothballs. It appears to be in excellent shape as if awaiting the next train to Tecate.
Location: This very interesting building is located trackside, south of the Tecate brewery, approximately two blocks west and two blocks south of the main plaza in downtown Tecate.